As the trial for the killing of Avijit Roy reaches a verdict, a friend recalls the atmosphere at the Ekushey Book Fair a year after the iconic secularist was murdered.
In the fall of 2019, PEN Canada collaborated with Ryerson’s Community Engaged Learning & Teaching (CELT) initiative and Literatures of Modernity graduate program in the Faculty of Arts to bring members of our Writers-in-Exile network into the classroom.
Author and blogger Raihan Abir will receive the PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize at the PEN Canada benefit at the International Festival of Authors, October 22.
The savage murder of an editor of Bangladesh’s only LGBT magazine in Dhaka is another tragic example of the government’s gross failure to protect intellectuals, activists and writers.
The tragic and brutal murder of Rezaul Karim Siddique must be investigated immediately and thoroughly.
PEN is deeply concerned by reports that The Daily Star editor Mahfuz Anam is facing 38 lawsuits for criminal defamation and sedition.
Joint letter calls on the Canadian government to help a citizen’s Bangladeshi husband recover in safety from a brutal attack.
PEN International and English PEN express both solidarity and our concern ahead of the upcoming Dhaka Literary Festival.
The government of Bangladesh is failing in its obligation to protect secular writers and publishers after the murder of Faisal Arefin Dipan.
Slain Bangladeshi-American author and blogger Avijit Roy is PEN Canada’s Empty Chair at the 36th International Festival of Authors (IFOA). Roy was murdered by religious extremists in Dhaka, Bangladesh in February 2015.