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Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk charged again with ‘insulting Turkishness’
Case based on his new novel Nights of the Plague, initially dismissed in April, has been reopened after an appeal

Alison Flood

16, Nov, 2021 @4:56 PM

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Kakwenza Rukirabashaija named this year’s International Writer of Courage
The Ugandan novelist, who was tortured in prison over his book The Greedy Barbarian, has been selected by Tsitsi Dangarembga as part of the PEN Pinter prize

Alison Flood

11, Oct, 2021 @7:30 PM

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Margaret Atwood and JM Coetzee demand release of jailed Iranian writers
A letter by PEN America, signed by dozens of high-profile writers and artistic figures, calls for Baktash Abtin, Keyvan Bajan, and Reza Khandan Mahabadi to be acquitted

Alison Flood

29, Sep, 2021 @4:17 PM

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Writers grapple with rules of the imagination
Manifesto of writers’ association PEN might be perceived as straying into contentious territory, says US arm

Edward Helmore

28, Mar, 2021 @5:45 AM

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Val Warner obituary
Acclaimed poet, editor and scholar responsible for the rehabilitation of the ‘forgotten’ poet Charlotte Mew

Patricia Craig

02, Nov, 2020 @5:14 PM

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Writers need PEN more than ever
A century after the international association of writers was founded, authors are under unprecedented threat

Philippe Sands

15, Oct, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Eritrean poet Amanuel Asrat named International Writer of Courage
The author, imprisoned without charge since 2001, was chosen to share the PEN Pinter prize by 2020’s winner Linton Kwesi Johnson

Alison Flood

13, Oct, 2020 @11:36 AM

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'Living legend' Linton Kwesi Johnson wins PEN Pinter prize
The pioneer of dub poetry has been hailed for his ‘political ferocity’ and ‘tireless scrutiny of history’

Alison Flood

07, Jul, 2020 @9:59 AM

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Transphobia row leaves Scottish poetry scene in turmoil
After the Scottish Poetry Library aired concerns over ‘escalating disharmony’, campaigners have questioned its respect for trans writers

Alison Flood

05, Mar, 2020 @10:50 AM

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Missouri could jail librarians for lending 'age-inappropriate' books
Bill would allow parents to decide whether children should have access to controversial books, with heavy penalties if libraries disobey

Alison Flood

16, Jan, 2020 @1:03 PM

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Rushdie and Atwood join calls to restore citizenship to critic of Modi
More than 250 authors urge India’s prime minister to reinstate overseas citizenship of British journalist Aatish Taseer

Alison Flood

14, Nov, 2019 @10:57 AM

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Obscenity judge's copy of Lady Chatterley's Lover to stay in UK
Book bearing notes from the judge’s wife about ‘coarse’ content bought by Bristol University after a crowdfunding campaign

Alison Flood

01, Oct, 2019 @2:02 PM

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