• The Polish Boxer by Eduardo Halfon
    Eduardo Halfon: A Speech at Póvoa

    Read an excerpt from The Polish Boxer, Eduardo Halfon’s first novel to be published in English. The novel’s title comes from a story told by the narrator’s grandfather, who says he was saved in Auschwitz by a Polish boxer.

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  • Charles Bukowski 2
    Freedom of Speech Roundup

    This week, literary greats on censorship; Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez arrested; portraits of Burmese activist; anti-cybercrime law sparks protests in Philippines; UN passes journalist safety resolution; and news from Cambodia, Malaysia.

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  • Mohammed Morsi
    Freedom of Speech Roundup

    This week, president Morsi of Egypt calls for crackdown on free speech; Salman Rushdie on censorship and the Arab Spring; Egyptian-American commentator Mona Eltahawy arrested after spray-painting controversial anti-Jihad NYC poster; and more.

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  • Banned Books Week
    Freedom of Speech Roundup

    This week: 30th year of Banned Books Week celebrates right to read; Burmese journalists still denied visas to enter country; French newspaper cartoons of prophet Muhammad spark debate over Islamophobia; and the convenience of denouncing free speech.

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