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Margaret Atwood awarded prestigious Pinter Prize

Margaret Atwood, the Canadian novelist and poet read throughout the world, was awarded the 2016 PEN Pinter Prize in London on Thursday. The 76-year Atwood, whose whose novels include “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which won the 1987 Arthur C. Clarke Award »

International, Politics, Society

PEN slams Canada for freedoms erosion

PEN International has launched a broadside at Canada for policies that it says are undermining freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and access to information. The criticism is contained in a briefing released on Tuesday as some 250 writers and »

International, Politics, Society

Long a defender of freedom, PEN International meets in Quebec City

Some 250 writers and intellectuals from over 80 countries are in Quebec City this week. They are attending the 81st PEN International Congress. La Maison de la littérature de Québec (above) is being inaugurated this week to coincide with PEN’s »