PEN America Statement on the Death of Reza Baraheni: A Legacy of “Courage and Defiance”
PEN America CEO Suzanne Nossel said: "The international writing community has lost a giant of free expression and human rights with the death of former PEN Canada president, author,… More
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Florida teachers face increased censorship after "legislation like #DontSayGay and #StopWOKEAct officially took effect over the summer, placing added pressure... on teachers while censoring conversations surrounding gender, sexuality, and race."
@jonfreadom talks to @alex__mar:
"A shadow lies upon the country we loved so deeply." Written before Friday's attack, but first published today, read @SalmanRushdie's contribution to PEN America's #IndiaAt75 project in The @guardian https://www.theguardian.com/books/2022/aug/15/salman-rushdies-grave-fears-for-indian-democracy-published-in-pen-anthology #India #SalmanRushdie
Salman Rushdie shows us that free speech is life itself
Rushdie knows how vital, how serious the business of storytelling is. Yet in my encounters with him he never took himself seriously, writes @EricaWgnr in @NewStatesman #SalmanRushdie #FreedomToWrite https://www.newstatesman.com/culture/books/2022/08/salman-rushdies-books-show-free-speech-life-itself