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Video: Miriam Toews on her PEN Pick Marwencol

Video: Miriam Toews on her PEN Pick Marwencol

By | April 10, 2014 at 5:02 pm

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.

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PEN Picks: A Q & A with Linwood Barclay on Sons of Perdition

PEN Picks: A Q & A with Linwood Barclay on Sons of Perdition

By | April 8, 2014 at 3:09 pm

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.

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A Short Story Writer’s Ode to Alice Munro

A Short Story Writer’s Ode to Alice Munro

By | April 1, 2014 at 11:42 am

Claire Battershill, shortlisted for the PEN International New Voices Award (2013), reflects on “The Moons of Jupiter,” the Alice Munro story she read.

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Video Review: Camilla Gibb on her PEN Picks

Video Review: Camilla Gibb on her PEN Picks

By | April 1, 2014 at 11:42 am

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.

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Echoes in Exile: A Writer’s Path from Iran to Canada

Echoes in Exile: A Writer’s Path from Iran to Canada

By | April 1, 2014 at 11:41 am

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.

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A Portrait of Violence Against Journalists in Honduras

A Portrait of Violence Against Journalists in Honduras

By | February 28, 2014 at 9:40 am

Honduran journalist and human rights defender Dina Meza considers the historical background to the current culture of impunity and violence against journalists.

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Review: Director Chris Hope on Hatsumi at PEN Picks

Review: Director Chris Hope on Hatsumi at PEN Picks

By | February 21, 2014 at 10:29 am

Director Chris Hope describes how a post-screening Q&A for PEN Picks demonstrated the value of screening Hatsumi.

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Syria’s Complex Civil War

Syria’s Complex Civil War

By | February 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

Foreign correspondent Eric Margolis and Middle East expert Joshua Landis discuss some of the political background to Syria’s bloody civil war.

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The Next Generation of Russian Literature

The Next Generation of Russian Literature

By | January 24, 2014 at 1:10 pm

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.

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Poems for Pussy Riot: Here, my love, listen.

Poems for Pussy Riot: Here, my love, listen.

By | January 24, 2014 at 1:09 pm

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.

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