For this week's #PENTen interview, we talk to writer Zak Salih (@ZMSalih1982) about the books that shaped him, growing up in a "hinge" generation of gay men, and how contemporary queer culture shaped his novel, LET'S GET BACK TO THE PARTY: https://bit.ly/3dovQ6U.
We just settled our landmark First Amendment lawsuit against Donald Trump for his retaliation against the media & targeting speech he disliked. Leaders cannot censor a free press & we @PENamerica felt we must defend that principle when we filed in 2018. 1/ https://pen.org/press-release/pen-america-settles-landmark-first-amendment-lawsuit/
One reason I wanted to work @PENamerica was its willingness to stand up to Trump's abuses of power & assaults on the press & free expression. I was so proud when we filed this suit, & I'm proud it has laid the groundwork to defend #pressfreedom from abuse by any future president. https://twitter.com/PENamerica/status/1362497542559322120