Amid final nominations for IPA’s Prix Voltaire, book bannings and charges of censorship raise new controversies in children’s content.
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.
The Salman Rushdie Attack: IPA Calls for ‘Redoubling Our Commitment’
As Salman Rushdie struggles with his injuries, the world publishing industry demands protection for the freedom to publish.
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.
Booker Prize 2019 Goes to Two: Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo
Termed a ‘shock announcement’ by the Booker Foundation, a 1993 rule against splitting the Booker is defied by this year’s jury, led by Peter Florence.
Atwood and Rushdie on the UK’s 2019 Booker Prize Shortlist
A set of six novels the Booker’s Gaby Wood calls ‘political, orchestral, fearless, felt’ is announced in London, the 2019 Booker Prize shortlist.
Booker Prize 2019 Longlist: Novels in English From Nine Countries
The 2019 Booker Prize longlist comprises the work of a particularly international collection of authors, including two former laureates.
Indian Writers Protest Government Silence on Violence by Returning Awards
In India, dozens of writers have returned awards from the National Academy of Letters to protest the government’s unwillingness to criticize violence connected with Hindu nationalism.
Saudi’s Protest New Czech Translation of “Satanic Verses”
The Saudi government is protesting the publication of a new translation of Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses in the Czech Republic.
Freedom of Speech Under Threat, Says Rushdie
While Salman Rushdie was speaking at the opening press conference, Iranian publishers were making new arrangements to hold their meetings in Frankfurt.
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