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PEN Appeal: Mohammad Sadiq Kabudvand

July 2, 2008 His Excellency Ayatollah Sayed ‘Ali Khamenei’ The Office of the Supreme Leader Shoahada Street, Qom Islamic Republic of Iran His Excellency Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi Ministry of Justice, Park-e Shahr Tehran,… More

Feeling(s) Cheated

From 1995 to 2005 I was on Paxil, a medication that, ostensibly, was to help me in the areas of depression and obsessive compulsive thinking. As I look back… More

For Writers, a Voice Beyond the Page

Seven years ago, Moniru Ravanipur, a novelist and short-story writer, was put on trial in her native Iran. Her supposed crime: threatening national security while attending a political conference… More

PEN alarmed at recent crackdown on writers in China

PEN American Center today expressed alarm about an apparent crackdown on dissident writers in China. Three writers, Zhang Jianhong, Yang Maodong, and Chen Shuqing, all members of Independent Chinese… More

In Surprise, PEN Honoree Attends Gala

A novelist from Turkmenistan whose books have been banned and who has been under house arrest for two years became the first writer in 20 years to personally accept… More

A Crowd That’s Seldom at a Loss for Words

It was one of the largest international gatherings of writers in New York since the PEN international congress of 1986. All this week, some 125 writers from 43 countries… More