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European Tolerance Award for Dogan Akhanli

The Austrian PEN Club and the city of Villach (Carinthia) have created the European Tolerance Award for Democracy and Human Rights. In 2018 the prize was awarded for the first time to the Turkish writer Dogan Akhanli, who lives in Cologne. “The award is a recognition for his humanistic attitude, his sincere treatment of historical
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PEN celebrates 70 years of re-establishment

Within the framework of the European Tolerance Talks 2017 PEN Club Austria celebrated the 70th anniversary of its re-establishment with a reading and a “long night of literature” in the Carinthian mountain village of Fresach. PEN President Helmuth A. Niederle and Vice President Kurt F. Svatek therefor asked for the issuance of 20 Nansen passports
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