Posts tagged PEN American
The Guardian US - PEN World Voices festival: what can novelists do to help the refugee crisis?

For the last five years the war in Syria has not only caused the deaths of 470,000 people, created eight million internally displaced citizens, and caused the exodus of another four million to other countries, it has brought the term “refugee crisis”into the global consciousness. But what exactly is a refugee crisis, how do we perceive it, and how can writers help us to see the humanity of the situation?

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The Guardian US - Class A books: PEN World Voices Festival opens with riffs on drugs

The 12th PEN World Voices festival opened last night at Cooper Union in New York City. The question of illegal drugs and the drug trade – why do they exist, why are we so obsessed with parallel realities, and if we find them, which is the more real? – was posed to eight writers from around the world, including Anne EnrightBoris Akunin and Marlon James.

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