On World Refugee Day 2018 we are highlighting our campaign, Make Space, on displaced and exiled writers.
At PEN Melbourne we have been supporting Behrouz Boochani, Kurdish-Iranian journalist, writer, and asylum seeker, detained by Australia for years now.
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People say that (writers) are pretty powerless: we don’t have an army, we don’t have a bureaucracy. But if that were true, then why would writers be arrested?... Because the spoken word is powerful.