Amid final nominations for IPA’s Prix Voltaire, book bannings and charges of censorship raise new controversies in children’s content.
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.
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 Seeds New ‘Book Defense Fund’ at PEN America
The worldwide CEO of Penguin Random House, Markus Dohle, personally is donating US$500,000 to open the Dohle Book Defense Fund.
Scribd Opens Free Access to Targeted Titles: ‘We Ardently Oppose Banning Books’
The rapid rise of efforts to ban books in the United States prompts Scribd’s Trip Adler to offer readers free access to targeted titles.
Belarus One Year After the Election: Writers, Translators, Journalists Speak Out
Three leading writers’ organizations in Europe call for coordinated response to the Lukashenko regime’s brutality.
Lukashenko Regime To Close PEN Belarus in Minsk
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.’
PEN America’s 2021 Awards Winners Include Translators Emma Ramadan, Steve Bradbury
The annual presentation of literary awards and career achievement honors was produced digitally for a second year.
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.
Political Books: PEN America’s Suzanne Nossel ‘Dares To Speak’
From the leadership of PEN America, a HarperCollins release enters the summer’s fray of free-speech debates amid charges of ‘cancel culture.’