Thursday, 14 January 2010

International PEN mourns for Georges Anglade

Georges Anglade and his wife died in the earth quake in Haiti.
Georges was a personal friend of mine, and I as well as the other members of the PEN Club Trieste join John, Eugene, Caroline and all the PEN people worldwide that knew him in the mourning for this big friend.
Yes, he was a big man, both in physical size as in spirit.
A. Della Rocca

14 January 2010

Dear Friends,

It is with great sadness that we write to inform you that Georges Anglade and his wife Mireille Neptune, have been killed in the earth quake in Haiti.

We are awaiting news of the other members of Haitian PEN and will of course ensure that we keep you up dated.

In the only too short time we had to get to know Georges and Mireille, they had become an essential part of our PEN family. Georges’ strength and leadership in establishing a PEN Centre in Haiti was an inspiration to us all and his warmth and generosity made him a great friend.

We will be discussing ways of celebrating their lives and work and would welcome thoughts from you as to how best to do so. If you would like to send us your own personal memories of Georges to post on the International PEN website we would be pleased to do so.

With our warmest wishes at this sad time,

John Ralston Saul - President
Eugene Schoulgin - International Secretary
Caroline McCormick - Executive Director