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Weekly News Digest

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PEN America Celebrates 70th Anniversary of the Freedom to Read Statement

PEN America announced the following:

PEN America, its president, Ayad Akhtar, and a group of past PEN America presidents … joined free expression and literary organizations and publishers in endorsing the Freedom to Read statement, adopted 70 years ago by the American Library Association and the Association of American Publishers and reissued now as the country faces a crisis of book bans and censorship.

In addition to Akhtar, the statement was endorsed by all living past PEN America presidents Kwame Anthony Appiah, Louis Begley, Ron Chernow, Joel Conarroe, Jennifer Egan, Frances FitzGerald, Peter Godwin, Francine Prose, Salman Rushdie, Michael Scammell, and Andrew Solomon.

For more information, read the press release.

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