John Ralston Saul

Canadian author and former president of PEN International

John Ralston Saul is a Canadian author and the former president of PEN International, an association of writers committed to free expression and developing a global community. Saul was president of Canadian PEN from 1990 to 1992 and was one of the driving forces in the creation of the Canadian PEN Writers in Exile Network in 2004. He has published numerous essays and five books, including “Voltaire’s Bastards: The Dictatorship of Reason in the West” and “The Collapse of Globalism.” Saul is co-founder and co-chair of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship.

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