Tag Archives: Writers in Prison

Elif Shafak writes to Imprisoned Writer Gao Yu

china-gao-yu-2007-300x184Dear Gao Yu,

We have never met in person. Yet the honesty, integrity and power of your words and your exceptional courage have travelled beyond the borders of China and reached my heart, Continue reading

Day of the Imprisoned Writer: PEN International calls on governments to free unjustly imprisoned writers


On 15 November, PEN International, the worldwide association of writers, will mark the 33rd anniversary of the annual Day of the Imprisoned Writer, an international day that recognises writers who have suffered persecution as a result of exercising their right to freedom of expression. Continue reading