2015 PEN Literary Gala: Emin Milli

Imprisoned journalist Khadija Ismayilova was awarded the 2015 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award at the 2015 PEN Literary Gala. Her friend and fellow Azerbaijani dissident writer Emin Milli… More

A Letter from an Azerbaijani Prison

“If we can continue to reject the thinking that is imposed on us and believe that human dignity is not for sale, then we are the winners, and they,… More

If I Get Arrested

"When my case is concerned, if you can, please support by standing for freedom of speech and freedom of privacy in this country as loudly as possible. Otherwise, I… More

2015 PEN Literary Gala & Free Expression Awards

Read full transcripts of the gala remarks here. Khadija Ismayilova 2015 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award Khadija Ismayilova is an Azerbaijani journalist knownfor her hard-hitting investigative reporting on official corruption. After… More

Belarusian protesters in background; on top: “I Support PEN Belarus” and PEN America logo

Our sister organization PEN Belarus has spent years uplifting writers and supporting the freedom to write. Now, the government is trying to shut them down. Show your support and tell them they’re not alone.

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