- 2014 PEN Literary Gala: PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award: Salman Rushdie
2014 PEN Literary Gala: PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award: Salman Rushdie
On May 5, 2014, Salman Rushdie received the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award in celebration of the 10th anniversary of his founding of the PEN World Voices Festival; introduction by Toni Morrison.
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Each piece is brilliant, and am still only on the first section yet, but this one by Daribha Lyndem stands out for its brevity, for her scathing, accurate commentary in such few words…!
100+ writers reflect on the despair marking #IndiaAt75 for @PENamerica.
“The kinds of people who stood up for me in the bad years might not do so now,” @SalmanRushdie told The Guardian in 2021. “The idea that being offended is a valid critique has gained a lot of traction.” (1/3)