A letter to the Indian president and a collection of writings on the state of democracy are led by PEN International and PEN America.
As Salman Rushdie struggles with his injuries, the world publishing industry demands protection for the freedom to publish.
The 24-year-old accused of stabbing Salman Rushdie 10 times pled not guilty on Saturday to a charge of assault and attempted murder.
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.
A set of six novels the Booker’s Gaby Wood calls ‘political, orchestral, fearless, felt’ is announced in London, the 2019 Booker Prize shortlist.
The 2019 Booker Prize longlist comprises the work of a particularly international collection of authors, including two former laureates.
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.
The Saudi government is protesting the publication of a new translation of Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses in the Czech Republic.
While Salman Rushdie was speaking at the opening press conference, Iranian publishers were making new arrangements to hold their meetings in Frankfurt.
A 15 year feud between ‘self-canonizing’ author Salman Rushdie and the ‘semi-literate’ John le Carré has ended after both authors recanted their insults.
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