January 20th, London
7:00 pm – 8:45 pm, The Tabernacle , London, W11 2AY
The Guardian’s Stuart Miller talks with Larry Siems, Nancy Hollander, and Yahdih Ould Slahi, with live readings from Brian Eno and other guests and recorded readings from Colin Firth, Elif Shafak and Riz Ahmed. Information and tickets here.
January 26th, New York City
PEN at the Culture Project/Lynn Redgrave Theater
7:00 pm, 45 Bleecker Street, New York
Philip Gourevitch talks with Nancy Hollander, Larry Siems, and Hina Shamsi, with readings by Michael Cunningham, Joshua Ferris, Nicole Krauss, Francine Prose, Douglas Rushkoff, and Luc Sante, visual artist Molly Crabapple and actress Lili Taylor. Information here.
January 28th Los Angeles, CA
[Aloud] at the Los Angeles Public Library
7:15 pm, Mark Taper Auditorium, L.A. Central Library
Erwin Chemerinsky talks with Larry Siems and Nancy Hollander, with readings by Reza Safai. Information here.
Read it, and then join the campaign the ACLU, PEN American Center, and film director Doug Liman have launched to honor military and intelligence service members who stood up to torture. Watch the powerful video here, and visit the website, here. Also be sure to visit reckoningwithtorture.org
fled Mosul for his life in February. In August, as the U.S. was resuming airstrikes in Iraq, he helped me understand ISIS and what is happening in his home city. Granta has my interview with him here.
should watch this riveting debate before the United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals in the ACLU’s challenge to the NSA’s dragnet collection of our telephone call records.
Jameel Jaffer and I have an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times urging President Obama to recognize the men and women in the military and intelligence services who refused to torture. The op-ed appears here, and was reprinted in several publications including Stars and Stripes. If you like this idea, please pass it on.
“America’s Real Patriots Fought to End Torture,” with Jameel Jaffer, The Los Angeles Times, August 13, 2014
“Every Straw a Needle: The NSA and Digital Surveillance,” The Dissident Blog, October 23, 2013
“The Guantánamo Memoirs of Mohamedou Ould Slahi,” six-part feature, Slate, April 30-May 2, 2013
“American Torture and the Heroic Imagination,” with Jameel Jaffer, TED Weekends/Huffington Post, March 27, 2013
“How American Came to Torture Its Prisoners,” Slate, April 20, 2012
“Honoring Those Who Said No,” with Jameel Jaffer, The New York Times, April 27, 2011