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