Article: On Literary Talk Shows in Myanmar

Article: On Literary Talk Shows in Myanmar

‘As a puny winter sun settled over the morning Irrawaddy river, eight men stood up, smoothed their winter coats, brushing off crumbs of cake and errant cheroot ash, and one by one introduced themselves’

My May article for the Diplomat journal on recent forced cancellations of literary events in Myanmar

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PEN President in Burma

PEN President in Burma

John Ralston Saul is a Canadian writer with a long background in Burma, having spent a large part of the 80’s in South East Asia witnessing the repression of freedom of speech in the region’s literature.  In 2009 he was elected President of PEN International, the largest literary organisation in the world that supports freedom of expression and creativity …

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