Maghsoudlou Inducted into PEN American Center

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Maghsoudlou Inducted into PEN American Center

Bahman Maghsoudlou is now a member of the PEN American Center, the US branch of the celebrated collective of writers known as International PEN, a worldwide organization founded in the wake of World War I as a way of combating the various divisions that the world was then experiencing in regard to ethnicity and border. International PEN is dedicated to the idea that a strong, open literature is one of the key components of a free society and has therefore dedicated itself and the efforts of its assorted branches, including PEN American Center, to the strenuous defense of writers everywhere against censorship.

Mr. Maghsoudlou is the author of a number of books, including Love and Liberty in Cinema and This Side of the Mind and the Other Side of the Pupil, both in his native Farsi, and three books in English, Iranian Cinema, Amir Naderi, and his latest, Grass: Untold Stories, which was also released in Iran this past January by Hermes Press under the title Araf. In 1975, he was given the prestigious Forogh Farrokhzad Award in literature for his writings on both cinema and theater.

Those wishing to know more about the PEN American Center can visit to see the organization’s website.

Photos by: Babak Alipour



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