Being a writer, more dangerous now than ever

Forty writers have been killed globally in the past year. But no country is more dangerous than Mexico, reports PEN International, a worldwide association of writers and journalists. More

China Releases Dissident Artist Ai

Chinese authorities released dissident artist Ai Weiwei from house arrest on Monday - a little more than two days after detaining him at his compound in Beijing. More

An interview with scholar Kwame Anthony Appiah…

In January of this year, Kwame Anthony Appiah, an African and African American literature and cultural studies professor at Princeton University, formally nominated 54-year-old Chinese writer Liu Xiaobo… More

PAN-PEN congratulates Liu Xiaobo

PAN-PEN, the Pan African Network of International PEN has congratulated Liu Xiaobo, imprisoned Chinese writer for winning the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. More