- John Hallman
My name is John Steven Hallman, a prisoner and a writer at Pelican Bay State Prison in the state of California. I am a student of the PEN Prison Writing Program and it was here at Pelican Bay where I was inspired to write “Casine the Joint.”
Please feel free to contact me for more information about my writing at this address:
John Steven Hallman #C89835
D7-SHU PBSP, PO Box 7500
Crescent City, CA 95532.
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"@SalmanRushdie has been targeted for his words for decades, but he has never flinched nor faltered," writes @SuzanneNossel. "He has been an unflagging, unflappable presence in the public arena... (always) standing with others who are vulnerable & menaced" https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/aug/13/salman-rushdies-entire-life-has-been-an-act-of-defiance
The attack on Salman Rushdie has prompted renewed interest in previous attacks on people connected to his 1988 novel, “The Satanic Verses,” including its Japanese translator, Hitoshi Igarashi, who was stabbed to death in 1991 at a university near Tokyo. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/13/world/asia/rushdie-attack-japanese-translator.html
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:
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