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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

Letters

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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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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