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    The Writer's Imagination and the Imagination of the State

    In honor of a PEN conference organized by Norman Mailer 25 years ago, writers discussed how governments can work together across national boundaries, as writers do, to improve the world’s troubles. Participants…

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    Ariel Dorfman in Conversation with Gabriel Sanders

    Ariel Dorfman talked about his life and work in art and politics. A Chilean-American poet, novelist, playwright, human rights activist, he was part of Salvador Allende’s government in Chile…

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    Freedom to Write Lecture

    Author Christopher Hitchens delivered the 2010 PEN World Voices Festival’s Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture. The lecture was titled “Crucibles: Past and Present.” A conversation…

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    Freedom to Write Lecture

    David Grossman, an Israeli author and journalist, delivered the Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture. Topics included violence and war, moral judgment, the language of citizens of a sustained…

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    Writing and Politics

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