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Margaret Atwood wins second Booker prize

Margaret Atwood wins second Booker prize

By | October 15, 2019 at 8:08 pm

PEN Canada celebrates Margaret Atwood’s second Booker Prize for “The Testaments” the long-awaited sequel to her 1985 dystopian novel “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Atwood shared the award with Bernardine Evaristo, author of “Girl, Woman, Other,” and the first black woman to win the Booker. 

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PEN Canada condemns Handke Nobel Prize 

PEN Canada condemns Handke Nobel Prize 

By | October 15, 2019 at 7:45 pm

Adding its voice to statements from PEN America and PEN International, PEN Canada today called the Swedish Academy’s choice to award Peter Handke a Nobel prize for literature “baffling and deeply regrettable.”

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Turkey: joint statement following Gezi Park’s third trial hearing

Turkey: joint statement following Gezi Park’s third trial hearing

By | October 10, 2019 at 12:40 pm

The following freedom of expression and media freedom organizations, strongly condemn the court’s interim decision on the Gezi Park trial to continue the detention of civil society leading figure Osman Kavala at the end of the third hearing of the case, on October 8, 2019.

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Iraq: Freedoms under attack – over 100 killed, thousands injured and hundreds arrested

Iraq: Freedoms under attack – over 100 killed, thousands injured and hundreds arrested

By | October 10, 2019 at 12:35 pm

The undersigned international, regional and Iraqi human rights organizations demand that the authorities in Iraq immediately uphold promises to put an end to violent reprisals against the popular protest movement taking place across the country, which have left over 100 people dead, with thousands more injured and hundreds detained.

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Off The Mirror

Off The Mirror

By | October 8, 2019 at 5:44 pm

This month, PEN Canada is proud to partner with İlkyaz, a monthly, literary platform that features works from writers in Turkey who are under the age of 35 and whose voices are rarely heard.

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Requiem for Vanished Poets

Requiem for Vanished Poets

By | October 8, 2019 at 5:44 pm

This month, PEN Canada is proud to partner with İlkyaz, a monthly, literary platform that features works from writers in Turkey who are under the age of 35 and whose voices are rarely heard.

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The Conductor

The Conductor

By | October 8, 2019 at 5:32 pm

This month, PEN Canada is proud to partner with İlkyaz, a monthly, literary platform that features works from writers in Turkey who are under the age of 35 and whose voices are rarely heard.

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İlkyaz – New Voices from Turkey

İlkyaz – New Voices from Turkey

By | October 8, 2019 at 5:14 pm

This month, PEN Canada is proud to partner with İlkyaz, a monthly, literary platform that features works from writers in Turkey who are under the age of 35 and whose voices are rarely heard.

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Our Dear Departed, Slipped and Fell Right Off My Dear Wife’s Womb

Our Dear Departed, Slipped and Fell Right Off My Dear Wife’s Womb

By | October 8, 2019 at 5:04 pm

This month, PEN Canada is proud to partner with İlkyaz, a monthly, literary platform that features works from writers in Turkey who are under the age of 35 and whose voices are rarely heard.

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In Memoriam: Graeme Gibson

In Memoriam: Graeme Gibson

By | September 19, 2019 at 3:15 pm

PEN Canada’s April 2019 gala tribute to Graeme Gibson, co-founder of PEN Canada in 1984, president of PEN Canada 1987-89.   Tributes to Graeme Gibson from PEN Canada from former PEN Presidents “I had never met anyone so interested in ideas–he was continually discovering new authors, new music, new ways of living.” Graeme Gibson was […]

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