Writers for Literacy

UNESCO’s "Writers for Literacy" initiative aims to raise public awareness of the extraordinary value of the written word and of the necessity to promote literacy for all, through writers of international standing. 

The following authors are working for literacy either through their writing or by participating in UNESCO events. They have notably contributed to The Alphabet of Hope anthology.

Writers participating in the initiative are: Margaret Atwood, Paul Auster, Philippe Claudel, Paulo Coelho, Philippe Delerm, Fatou Diome, Chahdortt Djavann, Nadine Gordimer, Amitav Gosh, Marc Levy, Alberto Manguel, Anna Moi, Scott Momaday, Toni Morrison, Erik Orsenna, Gisèle Pineau, El Tayeb Salih, Francisco Jose Sionil, Wole Soyinka, Amy Tan, Miklos Vamos, Abdourahman A. Waberi, Wei Wei, Banana Yoshimoto.


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