Norwegian PEN elects renowned writer and publisher as new president

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Norwegian PEN elects renowned writer and publisher as new president

At its recent annual meeting, Norwegian PEN elected publisher, writer and columnist Anders Heger as the organisation´s new president. Heger succeeds Kjell Olaf Jensen, who chaired the organisation for ten years. Heger, a renowned publisher, author and columnist, has been an active member of PEN for years and shown great commitment to freedom of expression issues.

Writers Linn Ullmann and Terje Holtet Larsen and journalist Sissel Benneche Osvold were also elected as new members of the Norwegian PEN board.

20 May 2007