Reports of the dissolution of the Union of Belarusian Writers by the Lukashenko government’s high court describe a ‘Kafkaesque’ procedure.
Three leading writers’ organizations in Europe call for coordinated response to the Lukashenko regime’s brutality.
As PEN Belarus is told it’s to be shut down, PEN America’s Suzanne Nossel speaks of ‘when a government silences and stomps on its writers.’
The European Writers Council and a consortium of agencies working with PEN America blast the Lukashenko regime’s new raids in Belarus.
Pointing out the ‘rise of streaming platforms on the EU market’ being ‘accelerated by the pandemic, the Authors’ Group Calls for urgent action.
This year, the honors go to writers from countries including Bulgaria, Latvia, Iceland, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Sweden.
Shortlists from: Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Iceland, Latvia, Malta, Moldova, the Netherlands, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden, and Tunisia.
In a joint call to action, Europe’s writers and translators call on ministers of culture to take action against Lukashenko’s Belarus.
The German association of publishers and booksellers cites a ‘wave of threats against publishers, booksellers, translators, and writers’ in Belarus.
More than 120,000 writers in 33 unions and associations are represented in a new statement of support for Belarusian writers.