2017 Literary Gala: Stephen Sondheim, PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award
But then I thought: There are other repressions besides political ones. There’s the repression of imagination fostered by parents who don’t understand or teachers who aren’t interested. More
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Talking about the Salman Rushdie attack, @PENamerica CEO @SuzanneNossel just now on MSNBC said it has stiffened the organization’s resolve. “We are not going to let this silence Salman or any other writers.”
If we don’t defend free speech, we live in tyranny: @SalmanRushdie shows us that, writes @MargaretAtwood https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/aug/15/salman-rushdie-free-speech-tyranny-satanic-verses?CMP=share_btn_tw #SalmanRushdie #FreeSpeech
I feel I am honored to be part of this team. Thank you @PENamerica https://twitter.com/PENamerica/status/1559162982604709890