The PEN Ten with Peter Ho Davies

"What I try to resist is the self-censorship that stops us even trying to write something. That to my mind closes down the possibility too soon. The decision point… More

The PEN Ten with Oddný Eir

"The writer is responsible for what he writes. I'm old fashioned and think that the writer is responsible for making us more responsible and keeping words alive so we… More

The PEN Ten with Ming Di

"I don’t think it’s the responsibility of writers to do anything. We do it anyway—out of consciousness, not responsibility." More

The PEN Ten with Tina Chang

"We are each placed here to carry out something quite distinctive, quite separate. That individuality of purpose makes for friction that is very much alive." More

The PEN Ten with Burhan Sönmez

"We don’t have to think of limiting our freedom. Instead, we need to find ways to cross the borderlines of restrictions and, when it happens, be ready to pay… More

The PEN Ten with Yuri Herrera

"The writer’s responsibility cannot be dictated by any party, politician, sponsor, or cleric. If it is possible to talk about the responsibility of the writer, it is to be… More

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