Posted on May 17, 2023 at 2:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
The Russia-Ukraine conflict continues to affect the literary world.
Two Ukrainian writers who are also active-duty soldiers in their country's army raised concerns about the Russian writers, who were to speak during the same event but at a different panel.
Ultimately, PEN decided to cancel the panel featuring the Russian writers, which in turn prompted journalist Masha Gessen to step down as vice president of the organization.
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