We, representing the international author community, extend our solidarity and support for those in Ukraine during this illegal invasion by Russia. We are concerned for the safety of the Ukrainian people, their culture and freedoms, and the safety of our creative colleagues.
Ukraine’s rich cultural heritage has produced many great works of literature and art. It is vital this tradition is protected for the people of Ukraine today and for future generations.
We urge political leaders and the international community to work to restore peace and security for the people of Ukraine. The international community must ensure safety, democracy and creative freedoms in the nation of Ukraine to ensure its future as an independent nation, and the preservation of the freedoms the international author community champions.
The international author community will work with colleagues around the world to offer whatever support and solidarity we can for those in Ukraine.