On War and Cultural Erasure

PEN America President Ayad Akhtar reflects on the cultural destruction that has taken place in Ukraine at the hands of Russian Tsars and Soviet leaders. More

Ayad Akhtar speaking at a podium

Attention and Affinities

“As writers, many of us are caught in the middle. Our creative imaginations are not discursive, but organic. We are pulled where the muses and where the fertile blindspots… More