Yesterday the Republic of France suffered its most deadly terrorist attack of the millennium. The target of the attack was a Parisian satirical newspaper. As of today, at least twelve are dead, including its editor.

The Authors Guild is appalled and saddened by this morally impoverished attempt to suppress free expression and to intimidate those who practice it. We support the free speech of authors around the world as part of our core mission, and today we join the countless others speaking out to condemn this cowardly act.