- Edna OBrien
Edna O’Brien is the author of The Country Girls Trilogy, A Fanatic Heart, and The Light of Evening. She has been the recipient of the 2011 Frank O’Connor Short Story Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the National Arts Club Gold Medal, and the Irish PEN Lifetime Achievement Award. She is an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
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Henry Reese, Board Chair of @cityofasylum and advisory committee member of PEN America's @AtRiskArtists was treated and released from the hospital after suffering a facial injury in today's attack. He writes:
"Salman Rushdie is one of the great authors of our time and one of...
NYT: Update on Salman Rushdies's condition via literary agent Andrew Wylie: “The news is not good. Salman will likely lose one eye; the nerves in his arm were severed; and his liver was stabbed and damaged." Rushdie on a ventilator and unable to speak. https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/08/12/nyregion/salman-rushdie-stabbed-new-york?unlocked_article_code=AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACEIPuomT1JKd6J17Vw1cRCfTTMQmqxCdw_PIxfs4h2Hza3LNE2wFl7RSWtLH_VbXaKViYN10xD2fQdZHdaUyX_x-z-IaJFBkQQOlrt6ClYtAMiIvqsj7eFIK6K_3fOJy9y72PC7-LOpwzbautBWCNDW7HfyCjmsjcFk0qZsydkWq2XNc2qvAQuVq04EqiuMrDpl5RDlUNCCN7KT4Gl4pboX9GxLf4gU9WOtbXCiC3oLPruJdL3gBTA7OX3h94m0j6dJDONlxPa_3LRQofcGWkqxGQyUzb9_vX8ttMtCSw7Z6srfNqgiOwN61xJg0FaZVvrDCsQWqJcNgg_cdqj7jKHGDld7yJNc&smid=tw-share
As we @PENamerica reel from the horrific news of the attack against Salman Rushdie—brilliant writer, free expression defender, & past PEN President—I can think of no better way to honor him than with his own incisive & urgent & words from our 2022 Emergency Writers Congress: