The first issue of Index on Censorship magazine appeared in 1972. Since then, some of the greatest names in literature and academia have written for the magazine, including Nadine Gordimer, Mario Vargas Llosa, Amartya Sen, Samuel Beckett, as well as Arthur Miller and Harold Pinter. The magazine continues to attract great writers, passionate arguments, and expose chilling stories of censorship and violence. Read more about the magazine’s history.

As the Boston Globe said, Index has bylines that Vanity Fair would kill for: “Would that bylines were the only things about Index people were willing to kill for”

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