Steven L. Isenberg named Executive Director at PEN

Word is just starting to go around that PEN has named a new Executive Director. From PEN’s press release:

PEN American Center, the largest branch of International PEN — the world’s oldest literary and human rights organization — today announced the appointment of Steven L. Isenberg as Executive Director, effective immediately. For the past six years, Mr. Isenberg was a Visiting Professor of Humanities at the University of Texas (Austin). During his distinguished career, Mr. Isenberg has served in a variety of leadership roles in journalism, government, academia and law, including prior positions as interim President and Chairman of the Board of Adelphi University, Publisher of New York Newsday, Executive Vice President of the Los Angeles Times, and as Chief of Staff to New York City Mayor John V. Lindsay.

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