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Tuesday, May 21, 6:30pm
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York City

The annual PEN America Literary Gala is a highlight of the New York literary and social calendars, with over 800 guests and an impressive group of leading writers who sit among them as Literary Hosts. Every year, it’s an inspiring, exhilarating, moving event; we promise an unforgettable evening. The proceeds from this dinner are crucial to PEN America’s dynamic cultural programming and critical advocacy work on behalf of free expression. Watch videos and read transcripts from the 2018 Literary Gala here.

2019 Gala Host

John Oliver

JOHN OLIVER
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2019 Literary Service Award

Bob Woodward

BOB WOODWARD
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2019 Publisher Honoree

Richard Robinson

RICHARD ROBINSON
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Sponsorship Opportunities

For more information, please contact Jafreen Uddin at [email protected]

 

2019 GALA COMMITTEE

Co-Chairs
Markus Dohle • Roxanne Donovan • Sean Kelly

Committee
Whitney Arcaro • Amanda Bennett • Kimberly Blank • Joanna Coles • Aidan Donnelley Rowley • Patricia Duff • Jeanmarie Fenrich • Patricia Fili-Krushel • Jennifer Finney Boylan • Sheree Friedman • Judith Greenberg • Elizabeth Hemmerdinger • Zachary Karabell • Suzanne Lopez • Jay McInerney • Alexandra Munroe • Margaret Munzer Loeb • Deborah Needleman • Richard Plepler • Evgenia Peretz • Michael Pietsch • Theresa Rebeck • Anya Salama • Katrina vanden Heuvel • Suzy Wahba • Victoria Ward • Hanya Yanagihara

Toni K. Goodale, Honorary Chair