Friday, April 17, 2009

PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature

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PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature

April 27–May 3, 2009

160 writers from 40 countries gather for 60 events in New York City.

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A stellar line-up of writers from around the globe considers how the world changes and how we change. Don't miss this exciting cross-cultural literary exchange, featuring conversations, performances, readings, film screenings, and a cabaret night.

Festival Highlights

An Afternoon with International Graphic Novelists
Three back-to-back sessions with some of the world's most innovative and cutting-edge graphic novelists, including Neil Gaiman, Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Adrian Tomine, Shaun Tan, David Polonsky, and Emmanuel Guibert. Special offer: attend all three events for $25. >> More

Jazz: The Revolution of Beat
Legendary jazz critic Gary Giddins joins forces with American poets Bill Zavatsky and Jayne Cortez, as well as the Diane Moser Quintet, to explore the birth and life of jazz and how it relates to the written word. Moderated by composer Carman Moore. >> More

Enrique Vila-Matas & Paul Auster in Conversation
For years Enrique Vila-Matas and Paul Auster have been engaged in an extended literary correspondence spanning several continents and languages. Come eavesdrop on their conversation led by Eduardo Lago. >> More

Mark Z. Danielewski and Rick Moody in Conversation
Mark Z. Danielewski—the author of the cult novel House of Leaves as well as Only Revolutions, one of the great American road novels—makes a rare appearance in this conversation with fellow author Rick Moody. >> More

Don't miss the festival's headlining night, with internationally acclaimed writers Muriel Barbery, Nicole Brossard, Narcís Comadira, Jose Dalisay, Edwidge Danticat, Péter Nádas, Sergio Ramírez, Salman Rushdie, and Raja Shehadeh. >> More



Laurie Anderson
Paul Auster
Muriel Barbery
Nicole Brossard
Mark Z. Danielewski
Edwidge Danticat
Richard Ford
Neil Gaiman
Philip Gourevitch
David Grossman
A.M. Homes
Paul Krugman
Nam Le
Walter Mosley
Péter Nádas
Michael Ondaatje
Richard North Patterson
Francine Prose
Lou Reed
Salman Rushdie
Nawal El Saadawi
Hwang Sok-yong
Antonio Tabucchi
Colm Tóibín
Adrian Tomine

>> And many more

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