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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

Magi Gibson
Black Sea

Neal Ascherson chronicles the tumultuous history of the sea where East meets West. He recalls Ovid’s exile on its shores, charts Scythian wayfarers, Stalinist purges and Hitler’s vision of a German Gothic Crimea. His thoughtful book ends by considering the sea’s damaged ecology – perhaps to be its final tragedy.

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