The Tragic Reality of Human Existence

This piece was read by Boris Akunin at the opening night of the 2016 PEN World Voices Festival, where authors shared their philosophical inquiries into society’s need for mind-altering… More

Russian PEN: Protesting Anti-Protest Legislation

News this week that Russian authorities had arrested more protestors and that teams of investigators raided the homes of blogger Aleksei Navalny, television star Kseniya Sobchak, and other prominent… More

Russian PEN: Protesting Anti-Protest Legislation

[caption id="attachment_13392" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Russian protestors clash with riot police in Moscow"][/caption] News this week that Russian authorities had arrested more protestors and that teams of investigators raided the homes… More

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