Joanne Leedom-Ackerman

Novelist and journalist Joanne Leedom-Ackerman is vice president of PEN International and sits on the boards of Poets & Writers, PEN Faulkner Foundation, International Center for Journalists, Words Without Borders, and the American Writers Museum.

  • Interior rendering of the American Writers Museum in Chicago.
    Photo courtesy of the American Writers Museum The new American Writers Museum, opening this May in Chicago, celebrates American literature in a lively, interactive space that honors America’s writers...
  • Guatanamo Diary
    While the US-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have been going on for fourteen years, much of American literature from these conflicts is only now emerging. I appreciate the veterans who’ve woven the s...

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