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An Explainer: Scottish Government Consultation on Defamation

The Scottish Government has published its public consultation on defamation reform. Here is an explainer put together to break down some of the issues and why reform is needed.

February 13, 2019

Behrouz Boochani Award Acceptance Speech

Detained writer, Behrouz Boochani won two literary awards in Australia. Read his award acceptance speech here.

February 1, 2019

Vacancy: Finance and Administrative Worker

Vacancy: Finance and Administrative Worker at Scottish PEN. Help us defend free expression in Scotland and around the world. Deadline: 15th February 2019

January 28, 2019

Featured Member's Writing

Margaret Elphinstone

Voyageurs has garnered praise for its historical versimilitude and its exacting character portraits, as well as the story’s contemporary relevance. Margaret Elphinstone’s magnificent sixth novel gives us Mark Greenhow, a naive and peaceful Quaker who lands on the shores of North America on the eve of the War of 1812, thinking only of finding the missing sister he has always admired for her adventurous spirit.

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