The PEN Pod: The Journey to Cloud Cuckoo Land with Anthony Doerr
“Books allow us to slip out of the walls—the proverbial walls or the metaphorical walls—of our own lives. And thank goodness they do.” More
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Today, India marks 75 years of independence. @PENAmerica asked 110+ writers from India and the Indian diaspora to reflect on this historic moment. Read the contributions at http://PEN.org/india-at-75 #India #IndiaAt75 #FreedomToWrite
"A man with a knife cannot silence a man with a pen," New York @GovKathyHochul says following @SalmanRushdie attack https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/jamestown/politics/2022/08/14/-a-man-with-a-knife-cannot-silence-a-man-with-a-pen---hochul-says-following-rushdie-attack?cid=share_twitter #SalmanRushdie
Threats and acts of violence directed toward any author in retaliation for their words imperil free speech for us all. Hoping for safety, wellbeing and freedom from harassment for @jk_rowling https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/14/business/jk-rowling-salman-rushdie-threat.html