Posts Tagged: Jo Glanville

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Shubbak: Basma Abdel Aziz in conversation with Jo Glanville

Where activism and imagination intersect Cairo-based Basma Abdel Aziz is a psychiatrist specialising in the treatment of victims of torture, a celebrated novelist and non-fiction writer, a sculptor and a poet. The publication of her debut novel The Queue in English translation by Elisabeth Jaquette in 2016 led to her being named one of Foreign

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English PEN appoints Antonia Byatt as interim director

English PEN is delighted to announce that Antonia Byatt will be stepping in as our interim director on 3 July.  She will be working closely with our outgoing director, Jo Glanville, for the better part of a month to ensure a smooth and productive handover. Antonia Byatt was director of Cheltenham Literature Festival 2016 and

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Jo Glanville steps down as director of English PEN

Jo Glanville is stepping down as director of English PEN at the end of July after more than four years, during which time she has cemented its reputation as the leading champion of freedom of speech for writers in the UK and internationally. Jo has transformed English PEN’s level of engagement as an advocate of

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English PEN calls for public interest defence in UK official secrets laws

On World Press Freedom Day, English PEN, Index on Censorship, Reporters Without Borders – known internationally as Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) have published their joint submission to the Law Commission’s Consultation on the Protection of Official Data. The free speech and press freedom groups welcome the opportunity to review legislation that is long overdue for

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