Amid final nominations for IPA’s Prix Voltaire, book bannings and charges of censorship raise new controversies in children’s content.
IPA Joins Criticism of Tsitsi Dangarembga’s Conviction
‘We fully support Tsitsi in her appeal,’ says IPA’s Kristenn Einarsson. ‘Failing to do so would be to condemn all Zimbabweans to silence.’
International Writers on India at 75: Concern for the Nation’s Democracy
A letter to the Indian president and a collection of writings on the state of democracy are led by PEN International and PEN America.
Rushdie Stabbed: Wylie Says He’s Now Off Ventilator
The 24-year-old accused of stabbing Salman Rushdie 10 times pled not guilty on Saturday to a charge of assault and attempted murder.
IPA and PEN America on Myanmar’s Closure of a Publisher
The publishing house, Lwin Oo Sarpay, was shuttered by Myanmar’s junta reportedly for distributing a book on the Rohingya genocide.
AAP’s Annual Meeting: ‘Fires Raging in Our Industry’
‘The biggest set of challenges our industry has faced in a generation’: Michael Pietsch and Maria A. Pallante lead the AAP’s annual meeting.
Penguin Random House, Authors Guild on Book Bannings
As book-bannings sweep the United States, two campaigns from the industry demonstrate different styles and tones of response.
PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Center: Liesl Gerntholtz
The US$10 million gift of the Barbey family has established PEN’s new Freedom to Write Center, which Liesl Gerntholtz will helm.
PEN ‘Freedom to Write’: 277 Writers, Intellectuals Jailed in 36 Nations
An alarming follow-up to the February 2021 Myanmar coup d’état: Yangon moves into the Top 10 Freedom to Write Index offenders.
Markus Dohle: ‘We Outperformed the Markets in Canada, Brazil, India’
Calling his workforce ‘a dedicated community of talented book-loving people,’ Markus Dohle commends PRH’s employees on 2021’s gains.