Browsing Tag Salman Rushdie

#GivingTuesday Fundraiser: ‘Code Name Sally’ @ Hot Docs

#GivingTuesday Fundraiser: ‘Code Name Sally’ @ Hot Docs

By | November 13, 2017 at 3:55 pm

Join PEN on #GivingTuesday for “Codename Sally”, a new documentary that recounts PEN’s secret mission to free Salman Rushdie 25 years ago.

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Call for Photos: PEN Canada’s 1992 Benefit with Salman Rushdie

Call for Photos: PEN Canada’s 1992 Benefit with Salman Rushdie

By | June 8, 2017 at 11:21 am

Do you have photos of the 1992 PEN Canada Benefit featuring Salman Rushdie?

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2017 PEN Canada Gala Dinner Honouring Salman Rushdie

2017 PEN Canada Gala Dinner Honouring Salman Rushdie

By | January 3, 2017 at 10:28 am

Celebrate a landmark literary and human rights anniversary: when Rushdie famously emerged from hiding to attend a PEN Canada benefit 25 years ago.

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2017 PEN Canada Gala Dinner Honouring Salman Rushdie

2017 PEN Canada Gala Dinner Honouring Salman Rushdie

By | October 31, 2016 at 2:05 pm

This intimate dinner will celebrate a landmark literary and human rights anniversary: when Rushdie famously emerged from hiding to attend a PEN Canada benefit twenty-five years ago.

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Iran: End 27-Year Threats Against Rushdie

Iran: End 27-Year Threats Against Rushdie

By | February 26, 2016 at 10:21 am

PEN Canada joins PEN International, PEN America and English PEN in deploring the US$600,000 bounty on the writer Salman Rushdie in relation to the Ayatollah Khomeini’s 1989 death fatwa.

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When Salman Rushdie Kissed Bob Rae

When Salman Rushdie Kissed Bob Rae

By | December 15, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Journalist Joseph Hall recounts Salman Rushdie’s surprise visit to PEN Canada’s benefit on December 7, 1992.

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From the Archives: Notes on the Rushdie Fatwa

From the Archives: Notes on the Rushdie Fatwa

By | January 29, 2013 at 2:37 pm

The following are extracts from PEN Canada’s May 1993 newsletter. Six months earlier, Salman Rushdie’s appearance onstage with then-Ontario premier Bob Rae marked the first occasion on which a head of government had greeted the author in a public.

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PEN celebrates 20th anniversary of Salman Rushdie benefit

PEN celebrates 20th anniversary of Salman Rushdie benefit

By | December 7, 2012 at 2:19 pm

That’s to say, anybody’s a witch if you point at them and say they are. And that, of course, was the purpose and the nature of the witch hunt.

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The Salman of Doubt

The Salman of Doubt

By | September 27, 2012 at 1:22 pm

There is a giant fish hanging over my kitchen sink. It is a salmon, carved by Nova Scotia folk artist William Roach, and for more than 20 years it has carried a decoration on its left front fin: a button reading “I am Salman Rushdie”.

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