- Eric Banks
Eric Banks is the director of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU. He is formerly the editor of Bookforum and a past president of the National Book Critics Circle. His writing has appeared in numerous national publications, including The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. He lives in Brooklyn.
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Moscow-controlled Supreme Court in Crimea has shortened the prison term of journalist Vladyslav Yesypenko by one year to 5 years.
Yesypenko—the 2022 PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award honoree—was detained in Russian-occupied Crimea on March 10, 2021.
“The event will be live streamed, and PEN America is asking those unable to attend to show their support by hosting a public reading of Rushdie’s work in their own community.”