PEN World Voices Festival: Richard Flanagan on Confronting “the Darkness” of Communal Trauma
Richard Flanagan on how his father's traumatic internment at a Japanese POW camp during World War II informed the writing of his Man Booker Prize-winning novel The Narrow Road… More
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ICYMI: For this week's #PENTen interview, we spoke with award-winning essayist, poet, playwright, and film producer José Vadi (@vadiparty) about navigating truth in writing, how his writing habits have changed over time, and more: https://bit.ly/3o281Hp.
We at ARC, @PenAmerica, @pen_int, & the many organizations involved in his release are overjoyed that Cuban artist & activist Hamlet Lavastida is now out of jail. He has relentlessly put the fight for artistic freedom in Cuba above his own plight. #artisnotacrime #11J #27N #Cuba
Cuban artist and activist Hamlet Lavastida was released Saturday after three months in detention. Read more about his case—and the fight for artistic freedom on the island. https://bit.ly/2XJumyl