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Scottish PEN statement on the killing of Jan Kuciak and Martina Kusnírová

Here is our statement on the killing of Jan Kuciak and Martina Kusnírová in Slovakia

March 16, 2018

IWD 2018: A Shared Resistance

In honour of International Women’s Day 2018, here is a piece by Elizabeth Reeder, the chair of Scottish PEN’s Women Writers Committee about the need for a shared resistance against inequality, misogyny and violence.

March 8, 2018

Featured Member's Writing

James Robertson
The Professor of Truth

Twenty-one years after his wife and daughter were murdered in the bombing of a plane over Scotland, Alan Tealing, a university lecturer, still does not know the truth of what really happened on that terrible night. Obsessed by the details of what he has come to call The Case, he is sure that the man convicted of the atrocity was not responsible, and that he himself has thus been deprived not only of justice but also of any chance of escape from his enduring grief.

What's On


09 Mar

09:45 — 17:00

Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR

Scottish PEN @ StAnza

11 Mar

18:30 — 19:00

Byre Theatre – Studio Theatre, Abbey Street, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9LA