The Belarus Free Theatre announced itself seven years ago by email. Along with a few other playwrights, I received a letter asking for ‘a message of support’. It didn’t seem much to ask. So after further exchanges of messages I went to Minsk to meet the group. Nikolai (Kolia) Khalezin and Nata…
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Correspondence from our archive, from Kazuo Ishiguro, Kingsley Amis, Doris Lessing, Martha Gellhorn and more.
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Mother and Son:
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