Following his release from prison on humanitarian grounds in 2004, Cuban writer Jorge Olivera Castillo was offered a scholarship at Harvard University. Years later, having been granted ‘one-time permission’ to travel, he is finally able to accept the offer. In an exclusive piece for English PEN, Jorge explains just how much this means to him.
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English PEN joins the Writers in Prison Committee (WiPC) of PEN International in protesting a renewed wave of repression and harassment against journalists and writers in Cuba, including the imprisonment of two journalists and the conviction of a writer. According to PEN’s information, independent journalist Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias has been detained pending trial since
Our old website featured a series of testimonies from PEN members and the honorary members we have supported over this years. We are republishing them weekly. I found a PEN anthology in the public library as a schoolgirl, and joined years later after getting to know Francis King. I got involved with Writers in Prison