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Pamuk: Iraq war is the shame of US and West

Turkey's internationally acknowledged novelist, Orhan Pamuk, leveled harsh criticism at the U.S.-led war in Iraq by saying that the Iraq war did not bring peace or democracy to the… More

Rushdie acusa a Bush

Hay momentos en los que los escritores son realmente importantes. Y el actual es uno de ellos, según el novelista Salman Rushdie, presidente del festival literario PEN Voces del… More

In a Break From Mystery, A Writer Turns to Africa

GOTHENBURG, Sweden--To many English speakers Henning Mankell is probably best known as the creator of Inspector Kurt Wallander, a morose, self-loathing plainclothes officer whose dark vision of himself is… More

The Land of Turkmenbashi

Of the fifteen states of the former Soviet empire, Turkmenistan, just north of Iran, is the one that has turned out to be a cruel blend of Kim Jong… More

In Surprise, PEN Honoree Attends Gala

A novelist from Turkmenistan whose books have been banned and who has been under house arrest for two years became the first writer in 20 years to personally accept… More

When US bars its door to foreign scholars

Concern is mounting that the US government is using antiterror laws--namely, the Patriot Act--to revive a now-discredited practice common during the cold war: the prevention of foreign intellectuals who… More

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