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Nobel winners demand release of Belarusian peace laureate Ales Bialiatski
Open letter condemning the detention of the human rights activist, who won the 2022 prize, signed by more than 100 laureates including Kazuo Ishiguro and JM Coetzee

Sarah Shaffi

21, May, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Salman Rushdie makes first public appearance since attack, praising ‘heroes’ who saved him
A surprise speaker at the Pen America gala, the author said ‘if it had not been for these people, I most certainly would not be standing here’

Sarah Shaffi

19, May, 2023 @3:35 PM

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Book bans in US public schools increase by 28% in six months, Pen report finds
Writers organisation denounces ‘relentless’ Republican crusade as 1,477 books banned in first half of 2022-23 school year

Martin Pengelly

20, Apr, 2023 @3:03 PM

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Pioneering publisher Margaret Busby named new president of PEN
The editor, writer and literary critic who was the UK’s first Black female publisher will replace Philippe Sands

Sarah Shaffi

19, Apr, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Salman Rushdie will not promote new novel after attack
Author will not appear at launch events for Victory City, his first book since he lost the use of one eye and one hand after being stabbed, his agent has confirmed

Sarah Shaffi

31, Jan, 2023 @4:27 PM

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‘Immensely brave’: Abduljalil al-Singace named international writer of courage
The Bahraini activist who is serving a life sentence in prison for his role in anti-government protests was chosen to share the PEN Pinter prize by Malorie Blackman

Lucy Knight

10, Oct, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Salman Rushdie’s grave fears for Indian democracy published in PEN anthology
Rushdie’s words, written before last week’s attack in New York, are aired in a new anthology alongside other leading authors

Sarah Shaffi

15, Aug, 2022 @2:07 PM

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Malorie Blackman’s ‘dynamic imaginary worlds’ win her the PEN Pinter prize
Noughts & Crosses author praised by judges for ‘challenging issues of injustice in a way that is totally engaging’

Sarah Shaffi

21, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘Unparalleled in intensity’ – 1,500 book bans in US school districts.
Past nine months have seen censorship effort ‘unparalleled in its intensity’, with books on race and LGBTQ issues singled out

Adam Gabbatt

07, Apr, 2022 @2:00 PM

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‘It’s a culture war that’s totally out of control’: the authors whose books are being banned in US schools
From Art Spiegelman to Margaret Atwood, books are disappearing from the shelves of American schools. What’s behind the rise in censorship?

Claire Armitstead

22, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Writers stand united in a call for peace | Letter
Letter: Signatories from PEN International call for an end to the violence unleashed by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine


27, Feb, 2022 @5:25 PM

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Margaret Atwood joins writers calling for urgent action over missing Rwandan poet
More than 100 authors from around the world have written to the Rwandan president about the case of Innocent Bahati, who disappeared a year ago today

Alison Flood

07, Feb, 2022 @3:38 PM

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