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Jo Clifford: Censorship & Violent Threats in Brazil

PEN centres based in the UK have urged the Foreign Secretary to call on the Brazilian government to ensure The Gospel According to Jesus Queen of Heaven by Jo Clifford can be performed in Brazil free from threats of violence and censorship.

September 12, 2018

Scottish PEN statement on visa refusals for writers at EIBF

Here is the Scottish PEN statement on the refusal of over a dozen visa applications for writers scheduled to speak at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

August 9, 2018

Liu Xia has been released

Scottish PEN welcomes the release of Liu Xia and calls on China to release all imprisoned writers and protect free expression.

July 11, 2018

Featured Member's Writing

John Coutts
Lines of a Lifetime

The book contains poems about people and places from Burns to Betjeman, and from Roman Britain to Nigeria during the civil war. Christmas, Easter and St. Valentine’s Day are celebrated, and a number of translations illustrate the genius of Alexander Pushkin.

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