PEN America Names New Board

By Dianna Dilworth 

PEN America has revealed new members to its board of trustees.

The following people have joined: Markus Dohle CEO of Penguin Random House; Lauren Embrey, president and CEO of Embrey Family Foundation; Saeed Jones, culture editor at BuzzFeed; Dinaw Mengestu, author of All Our Names; and Hanya Yanagihara, author of A Little Life.

“As threats to free expression multiply in every corner of the world–public libraries, university campuses, foreign news bureaus, social media algorithms, and beyond–it is crucial to PEN America to engage an ever-widening community from the worlds of publishing, journalism, activism, and philanthropy to protect this freedom for all,” stated Suzanne Nossel, Executive Director of PEN America. “We are thrilled to add the visionary leadership of Markus, Lauren, Saeed, Dinaw, and Hanya to an already formidable Board of Trustees guiding PEN America’s path forward.”