Turkish author Aslı Erdoğan wins ‘courageous writer at risk’ award

Turkish writer Aslı Erdoğan has won the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation’s 2019 Disturbing the Peace Award to a Courageous Writer at Risk.

The foundation, which was set up in honour of the late Czech dissident turned statesman, describes the award as for “writers who share President Vaclav Havel’s passionate commitment to human rights and have suffered unjust persecution for their beliefs”.


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