Writers go to prison for the courageous pursuit of their craft and PEN has been working to get them out. Melbourne writer Arnold Zable tells the story of PEN International – from its creation out of the scars of World War 1 to bring societies together through their literature, to its growing human rights work across the globe, protecting freedom of speech and supporting imprisoned writers.
If you don’t know the truth you can’t act – Jennifer Clements – President of PEN International
Rachel Potter – Professor of modern literature at the University of East Anglia
Salil Tripathi – Chair of PEN International’s writers in prison committee
Jennifer Clements – President of PEN International
Duration: 28min 35secBroadcast: Tue 7 Sep 2021, 11:05am