The history of walls, as a way of keeping us in or out, is also the history of people managing to get around, over and under them. From the Berlin Wall to the US-Mexico border, thousands of miles of fences and barriers have divided people’s lives. 

All Walls Collapse is a new anthology of 12 stories reflecting upon humanity’s relationship with walls, commissioned by English PEN and including New York Times-bestselling writer Kyung-Sook Shin and Booker International shortlisted authors Geetanjali Shree and Paulo Scott.

Join Will Forrester, co-editor of All Walls Collapse, and some of his fellow contributors for a discussion about the physical barriers that divide our world in this anthology that commemorates English PEN’s centenary and their work advocating for human rights and writers at risk. 

This event is delivered in partnership with English PEN and publisher Comma Press.