2015 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award. Khadija Ismayilova. “If we can continue to reject the thinking that is imposed on us and believe that.
The PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award is a powerful tool in PEN America's year-round efforts to end the persecution of writers and defend free expression.
We are very happy to announce that cultural critic, novelist, Twitter powerhouse, and English professor Roxane Gay has won the 2015 PEN. You may know Roxane for her acclaimed super 7 gemstone metaphysical properties An Untamed State or her bestselling essay collection Bad Feministor you may know her from the entire Internet. She can be angry or hilarious or. The organization urges the Iranian authorities to Freedom to Write Award Karimi all necessary medical care as a matter of urgency. Defend free expression, support persecuted writers, and promote literary culture. Article continues after advertisement. Yahyaoui went on several hunger strikes since his imprisonment to protest the appalling prison conditions and ill treatment he has suffered.