Browsing Tag Yann Martel

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.

Posted in: Blog

Yann Martel Writes to Eskinder Nega

Yann Martel Writes to Eskinder Nega

By | November 11, 2015 at 3:28 pm

Yann Martel, author of Life of Pi, wrote this note to Ethiopian journalist, Eskinder Nega.

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A Letter to Azimjon Askarov, from Yann Martel

A Letter to Azimjon Askarov, from Yann Martel

By | November 11, 2014 at 5:44 pm

In the lead up to the Day of the Imprisoned Writer, PEN International is publishing an open letter to five imprisoned writers every day. This piece, originally posted on the PEN International website, is a letter written from Yann Martel to Azimjon Askarov–an Uzbeki jounalist from Kyrgyzstan who spent his career exposing police corruption.

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Member Spotlight – Yann Martel

Member Spotlight – Yann Martel

By | March 27, 2012 at 10:12 pm

‘I can only be a writer if I can write freely, so in defending the right of writers to free expression, I am defending my own future … If you start hemming in free speech, you start hemming in free thinking. And that spells not only the end of democracy, but the end of the […]

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