The PEN Ten with Trish Salah
"Censorship is inevitable, part of psychic life and engaging with other people. The censorship of political speech is deplorable and to be resisted, but also is often not recognized… More
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When tragedy came to Nashville, Ann Patchett, the bestselling author and owner of @ParnassusBooks1, did what booksellers do — invited people in. https://pen.org/ann-patchett-school-shooting/
🧵“The FSB’s arrest of @evangershkovich for ‘espionage’ is a shameless move to prosecute him for his reporting on the Wagner group, Russia's war against Ukraine and other topics Russian officials would rather bury,” said Polina Sadovskaya, Eurasia director at @PENAmerica.
"Amy was busy at her job in the outskirts of St. Louis, Missouri, when the officer strode through her open doorway... Someone had called the police department and reported that she had been giving pornography to children, a criminal offense in Missouri." https://www.codastory.com/rewriting-history/missouri-libraries-book-ban/