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Three months ago I heard Salman Rushdie speak at the PEN World Voices Festival. He said: “A poem cannot stop a bullet. A novel can’t defuse a bomb … But we are not helpless … We can sing the truth & name the liars.” We must tell better stories than the tyrants.
"ARC and @PENamerica extend our thoughts to Henry Reese from @cityofasylum Pittsburgh, our close and beloved partner and ARC advisory committee member, who sustained injuries while moderating the event with Salman Rushdie earlier today." - Julie Trébault, ARC
It is hard to find words to express the emotions occasioned by today’s shocking attack on Salman Rushdie. As our former @PENamerica president, Salman's leadership in the wake of 9/11 set the course for the two decades which have followed. He remains a tireless... 1/4