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 US chapter of PEN International weighs in with a report on the Erdoğan regime’s repression of writers and freedom of expression.
‘Cultural globalization and digitization trends have accelerated the publishing industry’s own globalization,’ says IPA’s president.
The 35th Guadalajara International Book Fair will be the venue for the freedom to publish announcement made by the IPA.
Demanding the detained writer’s release, the Belarusian PEN Centre unites with sister agencies on the freedom to publish.
The second edition of PEN’s Freedom to Write Index sees an alarming jump in writer detentions from 238 detainees in 2019 to at least 273 in 2020, in 35 countries.
The Prix Voltaire opens not only a call for nominations but also for contributions, as uncertainty hangs over last year’s winning company.
The Jagriti Publishing House and its bookstore are Razia Rahman Joly’s memorial to her slain husband, publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan.
The Tehran Book Fair Uncensored program is online this week, with as many as a dozen independent publishers of Persian literature.
The IPA Prix Voltaire-winning author and former spokesperson is reported to have been arrested in Ho Chi Minh City.