PEN International is deeply shocked and appalled to learn that former PEN America President and renowned writer, Salman Rushdie, was attacked today just before giving a lecture at the Chautauqua Institution in New York. We utterly condemn the attack and wish him a prompt and full recovery.
PEN International is alarmed by reports that writer and human rights defender, Teesta Setalvad, has been detained by the Indian authorities.
Deepa Rajagopalan writes to Dr. Mohammed Al-Roken for PEN’s Day of the Imprisoned Writer.
Yann Martel writes to Selahattin Demirtaş for the Day of Imprisoned Writer
Dear Maykel — After reading your story, listening to your music, and meditating on the role of an artist in the fight for a more equitable world, I feel compelled to voice my …
The Turkish authorities should not charge Nobel laureate and PEN International Vice President Orhan Pamuk with “insulting Atatürk” and the Turkish flag, PEN International said today, as an investigation has been launched into his novel Nights of Plague
The Belarussian authorities must urgently end their relentless crackdown on independent and critical voices, PEN International said today, as attacks against writers, journalists and cultural workers in Belarus continue unabated.
PEN International is appalled by the escalating situation in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and expresses its grave concerns over the mounting violations to freedom of expression in recent days.