On March 24, 2014, Miriam Toews, winner of the Governor General Award for Fiction, hosted the third event in the PEN Picks series presented in partnership with Hot Docs, at which celebrated authors are invited to present a documentary of their choice.
An interview with crime writer Linwood Barclay on Sons of Perdition, the film he will be presenting at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema on April 14.
Claire Battershill, shortlisted for the PEN International New Voices Award (2013), reflects on “The Moons of Jupiter,” the Alice Munro story she read.
On March 3, 2014, award-winning author Camilla Gibb hosted the second event in the PEN Picks series presented in partnership with Hot Docs, at which celebrated authors are invited to present a documentary of their choice.
As part of a series exploring the lives of writers-in-exile now living in Canada, Ava Homa reflects on the hurdles she has faced as a Kurdish writer and the love of writing that has helped her overcome them.
Honduran journalist and human rights defender Dina Meza considers the historical background to the current culture of impunity and violence against journalists.
Director Chris Hope describes how a post-screening Q&A for PEN Picks demonstrated the value of screening Hatsumi.
Foreign correspondent Eric Margolis and Middle East expert Joshua Landis discuss some of the political background to Syria’s bloody civil war.
Despite restrictive laws, contemporary Russian literature is thriving. Literary editor Natasha Perovalooks at some of the writers emerging in the post-censorship literary landscape. This post is part of our Out in the Cold campaign for the Sochi Olympics.
Karen Connelly’s tribute to the formerly imprisoned members of the punk band collective Pussy Riot. This post is part of our Out in the Cold campaign for the Sochi Olympics.