Writers in Prison Committee
The Writers in Prison Committee of International PEN was set up in 1960 as a result of mounting concern about attempts to silence critical voices around the world and an office of volunteers was set up at the PEN head office in London to gather information and to alert the PEN membership to take action. WiPC is the committee of PEN International which everyone agrees we would rather do without. However, not only authors continue to be imprisoned, persecuted and harassed, but also an increasing number of translators, journalists, cartoonists and publishers.
Jørgen Lorentzen (Non-Fiction Writers and Translators Organisation)
Øivind Hånes (The Norwegian Authors’ Union)
Mari Moen Holsve (Norwegian Writers for Children)
Johanne Fronth-Nygren (The Norwegian Association of Literary Translators)
Day of the Imprisoned Writer