Nick Barlay’s Scattered Ghosts tells the 200-year story of his Hungarian Jewish family through war, Holocaust and revolution. Released today, below is extract surrounding the events of the revolution in Budapest 1956.
For Mohamed Mesrati, writing about Libya’s revolution is a homecoming, a rejoining. Taken from Writing Revolution, Mesrati recalls his father reading him his favourite bedtime story, in Tripoli, during the 1990s.
From Algeria, full of fear and yearning, Ghania Mouffok’s entry in Writing Revolution recounts the sad and bitter history of the country’s aborted uprisings against the status quo.
‘Saudi Arabia is a mystery to me. Its history grudgingly unfolds in fits.’ In the second of our Writing Revolution extracts, Safa Al Ahmad contemplates the protest movement in Saudi Arabia.
In the first of our extracts from Writing Revolution, winner of English PEN’s translation award, Khawla Dunia explores the interplay of subjective experience and objective reportage.
Out in May, how about a sneak preview from our English Pen award winning book Writing Revolution?
It is with great excitement that we can announce Writing Revolution: The Voices From Tunis to Damascus has been awarded the 2013 English PEN Award for outstanding writing in translation.