Eynulla Fatullayev, an honorary member of English PEN, was released from prison in Azerbaijan recently following a presidential amnesty. You may remember that I wrote to him earlier this year enclosing a copy of Muriel Spark's The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie as part of World Book Night.
He has written to English PEN to thank everyone involved in the campaign for his release. Full text here.
If you would like to write to prisoners of conscience who have come to the attention of the Writers in Prison Committee at English PEN, or send books to them, you can contact Cat Lucas here: firstname.lastname@example.org.