On the occasion of his 42nd birthday, and to mark his continued incarceration and ongoing hunger strike (now in its 61st day,) writers from around the world read excerpts from Oleg Sentsov’s writings. Watch George Saunders, Rita Dove, Jennifer Egan, and others read from his essay, “Testament,” in solidarity with their fellow writer. Click here to read the full text of “Testament.”

Ahead of the summit between Presidents Trump and Putin in Helsinki on Monday, July 16, PEN America is issuing a petition calling for the release of Oleg Sentsov and other political prisoners in Russia. Join the more than 10,000 supporters by adding your name.