Statement: Deep Regret Over the Choice of Peter Handke for the 2019 Nobel Prize in Literature
"We reject the decision that a writer who has persistently called into question thoroughly documented war crimes deserves to be celebrated for his 'linguistic ingenuity.' At a moment of… More
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Paul Auster read from @SalmanRushdie's memoir Joseph Anton: "The person you were for your parents was not the person you were with your children, your working self was other than yourself as a lover, and depending on the time of day and your mood you might think of yourself..."
@aasif At today's #StandWithSalman event, most readers shared excerpts of @SalmanRushdie's most acclaimed novels and influential speeches about #freespeech and #freedomofexpression.
@aasif Mandhvi read an excerpt of Rushdie's forthcoming novel Victory City. https://twitter.com/SalmanRushdie/status/1557002144053694464
So proud of this effort today. We celebrated Salman’s amazing words, stood in solidarity with him, and showed our determination to always fight for #freeexpression and the #freedomtowrite. #StandWithSalman https://twitter.com/penamerica/status/1560660254207053825