The PEN Pod: On Political Ads, the Children’s Canon, and Ongoing Crackdowns in Myanmar with Suzanne Nossel
“While there was a democratic interlude and democratic norms were taking hold [in Myanmar], it was even more fragile than I think anybody quite realized.” More
Join PEN America Today
Defend free expression, support persecuted writers, and promote literary culture.
Get updates on events, literary awards, free expression issues, and global news.
Florida teachers face increased censorship after "legislation like #DontSayGay and #StopWOKEAct officially took effect over the summer, placing added pressure... on teachers while censoring conversations surrounding gender, sexuality, and race."
@jonfreadom talks to @alex__mar:
"A shadow lies upon the country we loved so deeply." Written before Friday's attack, but first published today, read @SalmanRushdie's contribution to PEN America's #IndiaAt75 project in The @guardian https://www.theguardian.com/books/2022/aug/15/salman-rushdies-grave-fears-for-indian-democracy-published-in-pen-anthology #India #SalmanRushdie
Salman Rushdie shows us that free speech is life itself
Rushdie knows how vital, how serious the business of storytelling is. Yet in my encounters with him he never took himself seriously, writes @EricaWgnr in @NewStatesman #SalmanRushdie #FreedomToWrite https://www.newstatesman.com/culture/books/2022/08/salman-rushdies-books-show-free-speech-life-itself