Merton Library volunteer Priya interviewed Philip Cowell and Mazin Saleem from free speech organisation English PEN about their work and favourite books. Listen below!
English PEN is a registered charity working to promote literature and human rights. From defending the rights of persecuted writers to promoting literature in translation and sending writers in to refugee centres and prisons, English PEN promotes literature as a means of greater understanding between the world's people.
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