Asylum-Seeking Writer Detained; Deported Following Publication of Book
On the evening of January 12, 2011, 25-year-old Maria Amelie, Russian-born writer and asylum seeker, was arrested for breaking Norweigan immigration law after drawing attention to her situation in… More
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When I met him: I was introduced to Sondheim at a @PENamerica event by Meryl Streep (who had no idea who I was apart from being baby Ash's daddy) and so Stephen had no idea who I was, and that was just fine by me. I said shook his hand and said hello, and went back to my table.
PEN America mourns the loss of Stephen Sondheim, the 2017 PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award recipient.
On the Day of the #ImprisonedWriter, PEN America gathered readers and writers outside the Russian consulate in New York City in support of journalists imprisoned for covering the occupied territories of eastern Ukraine and Crimea. Learn more with @VOANews: https://bit.ly/3DZ9HGH