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PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award

The PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award honours writers anywhere in the world who have fought courageously in the face of adversity for the right to freedom of expression.

Established in 1987, the award is administered by PEN American Center and underwritten by PEN trustee Barbara Goldsmith. Awards have been granted to 42 writers from around the world. Of the 32 award winners who were in prison at the time they were honoured, 30 have subsequently been released.

Recipients

2007
- Normando Hernández González, Cuba2006
- Mohammad Benchicou, Algeria
- Rakhim Esenov, Turkmenistan2005
- Deyda Hydara, Gambia
- Ali Al-Domaini, Saudi Arabia 2004
- Nasser Zarafshan, Iran
- Lê Chi Quang, Vietnam 2003
- Zouhair Yahyaoui, Tunisia
- Bernardo Arévalo Padrón, Cuba 2002
- Aung Myint, Myanmar (Burma)
- Tohti Tunyaz, Xinjiang Autonomous Region, China 2001
- Shahla Lahiji, Iran
- Mamadali Mahmudov, Uzbekistan 2000
- Flora Brovina, Kosovo
- Xue Deyun, China 1999
- Faraj Ahmad Birqdar, Syria
- Esber Yagmurdereli, Turkey 1998
- Ogaga Ifowodo, Nigeria
- Liu Jingsheng, China1997
- Godwin Agbroko, Nigeria
- Ayse Nur Zarakolu, Turkey 1996
- Ma Thida, Myanmar (Burma)
- Anonymous, Africa 1995
- San San Nweh, Myanmar (Burma)
- Indamiro Restano Díaz, Cuba 1994
- Edip Polat, Turkey
- Doan Viet Hoat, Vietnam 1993
- Zoran Mutic, Bosnia
- Svetlana Slapsak, Serbia
- Nizar Nayouf, Syria 1992
- Thiagarajah Selvanithy ("Selvi"), Sri Lanka
- Jean Mario Paul, Haiti 1991
- Abraham Serfaty, Morocco
- Francisco Valencia, El Salvador 1990
- Jack Mapanje, Malawi
- Bei Dao, China 1989
- Nguyen Chi Thien, Vietnam
- Martha Kumsa, Ethiopia 1988
- Maina wa Kinyatti, Kenya
- Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Indonesia 1987
- Matsemela Manaka, South Africa
- Nizametdin Akhmetov, Soviet Union

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