Report by Jonathan Ruppin September’s book was Sidewalks by Mexican writer Valeria Luiselli, translated from Spanish by Christina MacSweeney. One of the great boons of a book club is the opportunity to hear about others’ reading experiences firsthand, offering alternative perspectives to one’s own, often resulting in a greater appreciation of a book we might
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The journalist and contributor to The Sorrows of Mexico reflects on the ‘three demons’ of narco-politics, censorship and corruption, and on the future of journalism in his country.
According to reports, the body of Anabel Flores Salazar, a reporter for El Sol de Orizaba, was found on 9 February 2016 in the state of Puebla, adjacent to Flores’ home state of Veracruz. She had been abducted from her home on Monday by armed men. American-Mexican author and President of PEN International Jennifer Clement
On 7 November, English PEN hosted a series of talks at Wahaca’s Day of the Dead Festival, a day long festival of Mexican culture. Videos of the event are now online: DBC Pierre and Martin Rowson in conversation Alex Clark Homero Aridjis in conversation with Simon Schama, chaired by Gaby Wood Camilo Lara in conversation