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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. We are grateful for the generosity of this year’s Literary Gala Sponsors

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courage Award

Anita Hill

ANITA HILL
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Literary Service Award

Bob Woodward

BOB WOODWARD
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Freedom to Write Award

2019 Freedom To Write honorees Eman al-Nafjan and Loujain al-Hathloul

NOUF ABDULAZIZ
LOUJAIN AL-HATHLOUL
EMAN AL-NAFJAN
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Publisher Honoree

Richard Robinson

RICHARD ROBINSON
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Gala Host

John Oliver

JOHN OLIVER
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2019 GALA COMMITTEE

Co-Chairs
Markus Dohle • Roxanne Donovan • Sean Kelly

Honorary Hosts
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick

Committee
Whitney Arcaro • Amanda Bennett • Jennifer Finney Boylan • Kimberly Morgan Blank • Joanna Coles • Patricia Duff • Jeanmarie Fenrich • Patricia Fili-Krushel • Sheree and Jerry Friedman • Judith Greenberg • Tom Healy and Fred P. Hochberg • Elizabeth Hemmerdinger • Zachary Karabell • Margaret Munzer Loeb • Susie Lopez • Jay McInerney • Alexandra Munroe • Deborah Needleman • Evgenia Peretz • Michael Pietsch • Richard Plepler • Theresa Rebeck • Alix L.L. Ritchie • Aidan Donnelley Rowley • Anya Salama • Andrew Solomon • Katrina vanden Heuvel • Suzy Wahba • Vicky Ward and Richard Cohen • Hanya Yanagihara

Toni K. Goodale, Honorary Chair

 

Watch videos and read transcripts from the 2018 PEN America Literary Gala.

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