Arzu Yildiz is a Turkish journalist who has covered high profile murder cases and the illegal arms trade to Syria. She has worked as an editor and senior reporter in …
Arzu Yildiz is the recipient of the 2021 PEN Canada-Humber College Writers-in-Exile Scholarship, which provides peer mentorship to one member of PEN Canada’s Writers-in-Exile program each year.
Deepa Rajagopalan has won the 2021 RBC/PEN Canada New Voices Award. Her short story Peacocks of Instagram, was chosen ahead of more than 130 submissions by jurors Donna Bailey Nurse, Kaie Kellough and Thea Lim.
Deepa Rajagopalan is completing her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Guelph, and is a graduate of the Creative Writing program from the University of Toronto. She is …
Goodbye General — Greet your daughter from the girls of Kabul Tell her about the colourful dance of kites, as if they were the earrings of the sky Tell her …
Amy Lai is a lawyer and author of “The Right to Parody” (Cambridge University Press) and an upcoming book on free speech and higher education (under contract with University of Michigan Press). She is the winner of PEN Canada’s Ken Filkow Prize for freedom of expression.
The journalist and legal scholar Amy Lai has been awarded the 2021 PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize for courageously reporting on the “threats faced by both individuals and democratic institutions” in her native Hong Kong, and for ground-breaking scholarship on freedom of expression.
The gratitude gap: What does Canada owe refugees, and what do they owe us?
Nicaraguans now find ourselves with no recourse, no law, no police to protect us. Habeas corpus has been replaced by a law that allows the state to imprison people who are under investigation for up to 90 days. Who will they come for next?
PEN Canada condemns the Ontario government’s use of the Notwithstanding Clause to impose restrictions on third-party political advertising for a full twelve months before a provincial election.