Tagged: PEN International

PEN condemns court ruling to close Belarus centre

The Belarusian PEN Centre has been closed down following a ruling by the country's Supreme Court, leading to condemnation by leaders of the international writers'... Read more

Writer and PEN vice-president Moris Farhi dies, aged 84

Acclaimed writer and vice-president of PEN International Moris Farhi has died aged 84, his publisher has announced. Read more

Rankin and Fry stand in solidarity with Ukrainian writer on 100th day of hunger strike

Svetlana Alexievich, Ian Rankin and Stephen Fry are among the authors joining in calls for the release of Oleg Sentsov as the Ukrainian writer and filmmaker, currently held... Read more

'Women's manifesto' backed by Shamsie and Wood

PEN International is launching a "Women's Manifesto" on International Women's Day: a set of principles aiming to protect women's free expression.... Read more

Shamsie and Thien support PEN's Day of the Imprisoned Writer

Writers including Kamila Shamsie and Madeleine Thien are taking part in PEN International's campaign The Day of the Imprisoned Writer, championing the cause of five imprisoned writers. ... Read more

Mahvash Sabet named PEN Pinter International Writer of Courage

Iranian poet Mahvash Sabet has been announced as the 2017 International Writer of Courage and will share the PEN Pinter Prize with Irish writer Michael Longley.... Read more

Atwood, Auster and Shafak condemn Russian violence

Margaret Atwood, Paul Auster and Elif Shafak have joined a number of other authors in criticising Russia’s treatment of Ukraine and calling for freedom of... Read more

Large majority of writers fear censorship and 'fake news'

More than 80% of writers are concerned about censorship and ‘fake news’, according to the “alarming” findings of a study by PEN International. Read more

Fry, Atwood and Rushdie support 'Make Space' campaign

PEN International has launched a campaign to support writers who have experienced forced displacement or are living in exile called "Make Space", supported by literary... Read more

Pearson chief brands Trump order 'deeply worrying'

Pearson chief executive John Fallon has branded Donald Trump's travel ban policy "deeply worrying" in a rare political comment from the usually non-partisan education company.... Read more

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