The International Cities of Refuge Network is an association of cities and regions around the world dedicated to the value of Freedom of Expression.


Writers ICORN Cities offer persecuted writers a safe haven where they can live and work without fear of being censored or silenced.


ICORN Writers1.jpgICORN supports the artistic endeavours of its guest writers and promotes new spaces for intercultural dialogues worldwide.

Nawzat Shamdin on Mosul, ISIS and the future of Iraq in Granta Magazine

11 November 2014 Saved to Network News


The renowned literary magazine Grana released Larry Siems' interview with ICORN guest writer Nawzat Shamdin from its online platform on Wednesday 19 November.

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Dessale Berekhet is awarded PEN Català's International Free Voice Prize

11 November 2014 Saved to Network News

PEN Català has awarded its fifth International Free Voice Prize to Eritrean ICORN writer Dessale Berekhet.

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Day of the Imprisoned Writer 15 November 2014

11 November 2014 Saved to Network News


PEN marks the Day of the Imprisoned Writer worldwide and several ICORN writers are participating. Here are some highlights from this weekend's itinerary.

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