PEN America calls off awards ceremony after nominees drop out over its response to Israel-Hamas war

[ad_1] Facing widespread unhappiness over its response to the Israel-Hamas war, the writers’ group PEN America has called off its annual awards ceremony. Dozens of nominees had dropped out of the event, which was to have taken place next week. PEN, a literary and free expression organization, hands out hundreds of thousands of dollars in… Continue reading PEN America calls off awards ceremony after nominees drop out over its response to Israel-Hamas war