Imprisoned Writer 2015

Day of the Imprisoned Writer 2015

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.

John Vaillant and Khadija Ismayilova

John Vaillant Writes to Khadija Ismayilova

John Vaillant, author of The Jaguar’s Children and The Golden Spruce, wrote this note to Azerbaijani investigative journalist, Khadija Ismayilova, who is serving a seven and a half years in prison.

Day of the Imprisoned Writer | Photo by Amar Ramesh

Day of the Imprisoned Writer

On Nov. 15, PEN Canada observes the Day of the Imprisoned Writer to focus attention on the unjust imprisonment of writers around the world.