Sahgal, a prominent novelist, was disinvited from delivering a speech at the 92nd annual meeting of a Marathi literary conference after organizers became concerned about a possible political backlash…More
Leading public intellectual and Dalit activist Teltumbde was charged with inciting caste violence at Bhima Koregaon in 2018, though reports indicate police initiated the conflict. He was taken into…More
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NEW: In a letter to @UN Secretary General @antonioguterres, PEN America CEO @SuzanneNossel urges him to call for the immediate release of two women's rights advocates: Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh and Saudi activist Loujain Al-Hathloul.
TONIGHT: Don't miss poet, essayist, and playwright Claudia Rankine in conversation with Lauren M. Jackson (@proseb4bros) at 8PM ET as they will discuss Rankine's new hybrid book, JUST US: AN AMERICAN CONVERSATION. Tickets: https://bit.ly/2XXutn1. #PENOutLoud