After attending the PEN World Voices gathering, Maud Newton files a thorough report on the "Faith and Reason" presentation by some of the world's literary all-stars. You'll find additional coverage of the World Voices festival at Bud Parr's excellent MetaxuCafé LitBlog Network.
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World Voices' sponsoring organization is the PEN American Center, "an association of writers working to advance literature, defend free expression, and foster international literary fellowship."