Statement: Deep Regret Over the Choice of Peter Handke
for the 2019 Nobel Prize in Literature
"We are dumbfounded by the selection of a writer who has used his public voice to undercut historical truth and offer public succor to perpetrators of genocide."
PEN America issued the following statement from author and PEN America President Jennifer Egan, in response to the choice of Peter Handke for the 2019 Nobel Prize in Literature:
“PEN America does not generally comment on other institutions’ literary awards. We recognize that these decisions are subjective and that the …"