In Pictures: The 78th PEN Congress

The occasion was the 78th PEN Congress held in Gyeongju, South Korea. JRS is John Ralston Saul, President of PEN International and Gil-Won Lee is President of PEN Korea, the hosts. Both Le Clezio and Wole Soyinka were keynote speakers. Soyinka’s speech was titled The Magic Lantern while Le Clezio’s was titled Communication is Life. Every other person is a delegate.

– By Tade Ipadeola

Daniel Hahn of English PEN

Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka and JRS with the African PEN team

Ola Wallin and colleague of Swedish PEN

LeClezio delivering his keynote address

Karel Segers & Jean Bofane of Belgian PEN

Gil-Won Lee (extreme left), President of Korean PEN, and his team welcoming JRS

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