PEN Berlin: After a row, writers call for a new alliance – Culture

After a fundamental disagreement at the annual conference in Gotha in mid-May, more than 200 authors announced the founding of a new association called “PEN Berlin”. A “contemporary and diverse” association of writers, translators and other word creators will be formally established on Friday. Early members will include writers Eva Minas, Daniel Kellmann, Antje Ravik … Read more

What is the future of the pen? The interim president wants success | NDR.de – Culture

Status: 05/18/2022 10:30 AM Deniz Yucel resigned as President of the German PEN Center. Joseph Haslinger will lead the Writers Union until a new leadership team is elected in a few months. conversation listen to another 7 minutes After deep disagreements in the Writers’ Guild, interim president Joseph Haslinger takes on the task of restoring … Read more

PEN Damage Control: “Reboot Due” | NDR.de – Culture

As of 05/17/2022 4:04 PM Deniz Yucel resigned as President of the German PEN Center. Joseph Haslinger will lead the Writers Association until a new leadership team is elected in a few months. conversation listen to another 7 minutes Joseph Haslinger: No, you can’t say that for sure. It was actually expected that after such … Read more

What is happening in the pen? Gregor Sander regarding Deniz Yucel’s resignation | NDR.de – Culture

Status: 05/15/2022 11:31 AM Author and PEN member Gregor Sander (“Lenin of Schalke”) tells us about what went wrong during the PEN Presidency of Deniz Yucel and the general meeting in Gotha – and why he regretted Yucel’s resignation. listen to another 8 minutes Writer Gregor Sander has been a member of PEN for a … Read more

PEN controversy over Deniz Yucel: ‘Beat and stab each other’ | NDR.de

Starting from: 05/12/2022 9:17 PM After a row in the leadership of the Writers’ Association, a decision will be made at the general meeting on Friday on the dismissal of President Deniz Yucel. listen to another 6 minutes The same applies to the dismissal of three other members of the Executive Committee. There will certainly … Read more

Debate on Deniz Yucel: Is the pen disassembling itself? | NDR.de

Status: 12.05.2022 6:32 PM After a fierce debate in the leadership of the Writers Association, a decision will be made on Friday on the dismissal of President Deniz Yucel and three other members of the Executive Committee. A conversation with NDR Culture Editor Jürgen Dibb. listen to another 6 minutes What exactly is the dispute … Read more

Registrar Deniz Yucel on the sentencing of Osman Kavala | NDR.de

Status: 04/26/2022 3:47 PM Cultural promoter Osman Kavala will be imprisoned for life under difficult conditions. This is what a court in Turkey decided yesterday. A conversation with the head of the pen Deniz Yucel. listen to another 8 minutes Deniz Yucel: I know Osman Kavala personally and I know two of the seven people … Read more