Andrei Kurkov Headshot

Ukraine Writers Speak Out on Their New Lives at War

By Suzanne Trimel (New York, N.Y.)-- During an online conversation from western Ukraine on March 3, PEN Ukraine President Andrei Kurkov, the novelist and screenwriter, shared a bleak prediction about… More

Ayad Akhtar speaking at a podium

Attention and Affinities

“As writers, many of us are caught in the middle. Our creative imaginations are not discursive, but organic. We are pulled where the muses and where the fertile blindspots… More

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