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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
...advocate for imperiled writers, for unfettered intellectual and creative exchange, and one of the last half-century's great champions of freedom of expression. But it's in his own seminal, truly challenging body of work that... 2/4
...Salman has stood for most powerfully for the values of PEN America -- a body of work that has questioned founding myths and expanded the world's imaginative possibilities, at great cost to himself. On a personal note, as a writer whose own work is fundamentally shaped... 3/4