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Oleg Sentsov awarded the 2018 Sakharov Prize

European Parliament President Antonio Tajani (middle) presents the award to Oleg Sentsov’s cousin Natalia Kaplan and his lawyer Dmitriy Dinze From PEN International Today, Ukrainian writer and filmmaker Oleg Sentsov was awarded the prestigious European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. Currently serving a 20-year prison sentence in Siberia on trumped-up terrorism charges, Oleg […]

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literary events

PEN Canada and The Shoe Project Present: Our Shoes, Our Streets

Shoes are quite profound: intensely personal, they go farther than that, to speak of geography, weather, work, religion, and gender.

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Six Years of Murder

President Enrique Peña Nieto’s six years in office have been the most violent on record for Mexico’s journalists.

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Book Balls, Fox-Trots, and Boeuf Bordelaise: The Early History of PEN International

PEN emerged during a moment of postwar optimism regarding the potential of human fellowship to overcome the contingencies of geopolitical power.

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