Stamp Collector Cover

Book Raises Money, Awareness for PEN Canada

Dominic Ali talks to Jennifer Lanthier, author of “The Stamp Collector”— a picture book Yann Martel described as “a darkly luminous tale about the power of stories and the bonds of empathy they can weave.”

China protests outside Southern Weekend offices

Songbirds in a Bamboo Cage

China stands at a crossroads of reform. In November, the fifth generation of leaders since the People’s Republic was founded was installed at the Eighteenth National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party.

Jennifer Lanthier stamp collector

Connecting and Sharing Stories in the Community

I’ve placed an empty chair for the imprisoned Uighur writer Nurmuhemmet Yasin – sentenced to ten years in a Chinese prison in 2004 for writing a short story. I tell them The Stamp Collector grew out of advocacy work I was doing on his behalf for PEN Canada.

Released List

PEN Canada Honorary Members released since January 2003: 44 2015 Ethiopia Journalist Reeyot Alemu was released from Kaliti Prison in Addis Ababa on July 9, 2015. The release came a …