Tibetan writer jailed for four years

Tibetan writer jailed for four years

A Tibetan writer arrested by Chinese police nearly three years ago has been confirmed to be serving four years in prison for “splittism and spreading rumours in internet chat groups,” reports Lobe Socktsang for Radio Free Asia. Zangkar Jamyang, now 45, disappeared on...
Sarah Malik on reading as a lifeline

Sarah Malik on reading as a lifeline

It was just over 20 years ago that I walked through the front doors to do an arts and law degree. I was 18, a bookish and shy young Muslim woman from a western Sydney public school. I was exhilarated and so excited by the life I wanted at a big city university like...
NSW Premier’s Translation Prize shortlist announced

NSW Premier’s Translation Prize shortlist announced

Congratulations to the translators shortlisted in this year’s NSW Premier’s Translation Prize. The prize was proposed by PEN Sydney and is funded by Multicultural NSW, with a trophy sponsored by PEN Sydney. The prize is intended to acknowledge the contribution...
Cuban poet Maria Cristina Garrido Rodriguez

Cuban poet Maria Cristina Garrido Rodriguez

To mark International Women’s Day 2023, PEN International and PEN Sydney are featuring the case of Cuban poet and activist María Cristina Garrido Rodríguez, imprisoned since July 2021 for her criticism of the Cuban government, and for participating in the...
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