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China: Seven years after his arrest PEN writers urge China to release Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo

China: Seven years after his arrest PEN writers urge China to release Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo

By | December 8, 2015 at 8:00 am

Seven years after his arrest PEN writers urge China to release Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo and wife Liu Xia, who has been under an illegal house arrest for more than five years.

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Day of the Imprisoned Writer 2015

Day of the Imprisoned Writer 2015

By | December 4, 2015 at 12:55 pm

John Ralston Saul, Katherine Govier, Andrew Pyper, Yann Martel, Linwood Barclay and John Valliant put pen to paper for three imprisoned writers: Raif Badawi, Khadija Ismayilova and Eskinder Nega.

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Closing Letter from John Ralston Saul

Closing Letter from John Ralston Saul

By | November 17, 2015 at 11:23 am

Canadian writer John Ralston Saul began his term as president of PEN International in October 2009. The first Canadian to hold this post, his tenure focused on endangered and indigenous languages, the connection between literature and freedom of expression, and the further decentralization of PEN. The following is Saul’s final letter to the PEN membership […]

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John Ralston Saul Writes to Raif Badawi

John Ralston Saul Writes to Raif Badawi

By | November 11, 2015 at 3:17 pm

John Ralston Saul, author of Dark Diversions and The Comeback, wrote this note to Saudi Arabian blogger and author, Raif Badawi, who is serving a 10 year prison sentence and facing 1000 lashes.

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