William Kowalski (author of the recent The Hundred Hearts) has been appointed as a PEN Canada board member, and is the new Chairman of PEN Canada’s National Affairs Committee.

PEN Canada is a nonpartisan organization of writers that works with others to defend freedom of expression as a basic human right, at home and abroad. PEN Canada promotes literature, fights censorship, helps free persecuted writers from prison, and assists writers living in exile in Canada.

He has also recently become the new Director of the Port Medway Readers’ Festival in Nova Scotia.