Liu Xiaobo, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, writer, literary critic and human rights activist spent the last eight years of his life in Jinzhou prison in northeast China, with little or no access to friends, family or colleagues. A former president of the Independent Chinese PEN Centre (ICPC) and an active PEN member, Liu was
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PEN protests the conviction of the former Director of the state-run Library of Ukrainian Literature in Moscow
PEN continues to call for the award-winning human rights defender’s immediate and unconditional release.
English PEN joins PEN International in calling for the immediate release of Idil Eser and other human rights defenders
In April 2017, Vahni Capildeo was among the writers to take part in our second English PEN Modern Literature Festival, in partnership with Steven J Fowler and the Enemies Project. The festival sought to highlight the cases of writers at risk around the world, pairing them with individual writers here in the UK, each of