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Entries by PEN American Center from 05/2014

PEN Ten with Molly Crabapple

| Posted 05.13.2014 | Arts

I don't live in a context where to make art is that daring. I'm not Ai Weiwei or Laura Poitras. I was scared to write about my own abortion, a fear that turned out not to be justified, and I was scared to write about Guantanamo because it felt too big and grave.

#FreeIlham: Writers Pose for a Cause

| Posted 05.19.2014 | Arts

As his daughter Jewher Ilham accepted the award on his behalf, she had one last request from the luminaries in the room, who included James Salter, Jennifer Egan, John Waters and even members of Pussy Riot: support the campaign for her father's release online with the hashtag #FreeIlham.