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Richard Beard, Maggie O’Farrell & Victoria Whitworth shortlisted for PEN Ackerley Prize 2018

English PEN is pleased to announce the shortlist for the PEN Ackerley Prize 2018 for memoir and autobiography. The shortlisted titles are: Richard Beard, The Day That Went Missing (Harvill Secker) Maggie O’Farrell, I Am, I Am, I Am  (Tinder Press) Victoria Whitworth, Swimming with Seals (Head of Zeus) The PEN Ackerley Prize was established in memory of

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A Letter from Tora Prison, Cairo: Galal El-Behairy

  Opening: You, something in the heart, unspoken, something in the throat, the last wish of a man on the gallows when the hour of hanging comes, the great need for oblivion; you, prison and death, free of charge; you, the truest meaning of man, the word ‘no’— I kiss your hand and, preparing for

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