Silences features tributes to Samuel Beckett and Gertrude Stein as well as writing from Rikki Ducornet, Rick Moody, Bruno Schulz, Heather McHugh, Saadi Youssef, and Wislawa Szymborska, among many others. PEN members discuss the unspeakable. PEN America: A Journal for Writers and Readers is published by PEN American Center. Featuring fiction, poetry, conversation, criticism, and memoir, PEN America champions international authors and provides first-hand insight into the minds of contemporary writers through provocative symposia. In 2000, PEN America was named one of the Ten Best New Magazines by Library Journal. PEN America has been a finalist for the Utne Independent Press Award for international coverage, and work from recent issues has been selected for Best American Essays, Best American Stories, and the Pushcart Prize.