April 2013

Bookmark This: John Irving

RAN 14/13: VIETNAM

According to PEN’s information, Nguyen Huu Cau, 67, is a poet, songwriter, human rights defender and anti-corruption activist. He was arrested by public security police on October 9, 1982, for having authored an ‘incriminating’ manuscript of songs and poems. Nguyen Huu Cau had reportedly noted allegations of rape and bribery committed by the two high level officers on the back of the pages of the original manuscript.

The Typewriter Dilemma

I’m writing on a laptop in bed.  About as far from Hemingway as possible, but I have an excuse: a vegan restaurant food-poisoned me. If I move too much, I get sick.  Even typing that last sentence made me a tad nauseous.