With a focus on Ukraine and daily keynotes each morning, London Book Fair’s programming is beginning to take shape.
London Book Fair’s New Director Gareth Rapley: ‘A Rich History’
The new director of London Book Fair, Gareth Rapley talks about the trade show ahead in mid-April and its place in the industry.
London Book Fair Names Main Stage Speakers
Three days of high-level issue-driven programming at London Book Fair is set for the Main Stage series in April.
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.
Malorie Blackman Wins England’s 2022 PEN Pinter Prize
The former children’s book laureate in the United Kingdom, Malorie Blackman will select English PEN’s next ‘International Writer of Courage.’
Norway’s WEXFO: Ambitious Program, Strong Registration
The inaugural outing of the World Expression Forum will include a visit to Utøya and new research into young people and democracy.
PEN America Calls for Protection of Writers, Cultural Actors in Afghanistan
The cultural heritage of Afghanistan, like its people and their allies, is newly at risk, PEN warns, in the unfolding crisis.
PEN America and the UN’s Karima Bennoune on Artists and Risk
PEN’s new ‘Safety Guide for Artists’ outlines issues, protocols, and resources for those working for freedom of expression and publication.
PEN America Names Ayad Akhtar Its Next President
Following Jennifer Egan in the post, the playwright and novelist Ayad Akhtar takes up the PEN America presidency in December.
Belarus Crisis: IPA and Publishers Federation Join With the European Writers’ Council
With Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich declining to testify before the State Investigative Committee, Belarusian writers ask for support.