In a Moment of Dire Threat to Free Expression, PEN America Literary Gala Celebrates Writers, Visionaries, and Truth-Tellers
PEN America CEO Suzanne Nossel said: “In unimaginable times, we need the imagination, and specifically authors’ imaginations as manifest in the written word, to force us to reckon with… More
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Talking about the Salman Rushdie attack, @PENamerica CEO @SuzanneNossel just now on MSNBC said it has stiffened the organization’s resolve. “We are not going to let this silence Salman or any other writers.”
If we don’t defend free speech, we live in tyranny: @SalmanRushdie shows us that, writes @MargaretAtwood https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/aug/15/salman-rushdie-free-speech-tyranny-satanic-verses?CMP=share_btn_tw #SalmanRushdie #FreeSpeech
I feel I am honored to be part of this team. Thank you @PENamerica https://twitter.com/PENamerica/status/1559162982604709890