2024 Opening Keynote | Daniel Gorman

Director
English PEN

Daniel Gorman is the Director of English PEN, one of the world’s oldest human rights organisations, championing the freedom to write and the freedom to read around the world.

Prior to English PEN Daniel was Executive Director of Shubbak, Europe’s largest festival of contemporary Arab culture. Daniel is also a co-founder of Highlight Arts, who have organised UK-based international arts festivals and events since 2007 including projects working with writers in Pakistan, Iraq, Lebanon and Syria. Daniel has written for the Guardian, Irish Times, N+1 and many others.