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6 PM Cocktail Reception | Awards and Dinner | Afterparty to follow

The annual PEN America Literary Gala is a highlight of the New York literary and social calendars, with over 800 guests and an exceptional group of leading writers who sit among them as Literary Hosts. Every year, it is an inspiring, exhilarating, moving event; as we honor those who embody PEN America’s mission to celebrate, champion and defend freedom of expression. The proceeds from this dinner are crucial to PEN America’s dynamic cultural programming and critical advocacy work.


2024 Honorees

Business Visionary Award

Almar Latour

Chief Executive Officer, Dow Jones
Publisher, The Wall Street Journal

ADDITIONAL HONOREES TO BE ANNOUNCED:

PEN/Audible Literary Service Award
PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award
PEN/Benenson Courage Award


Gala Committee Co-Chairs
Colette Bennett • Markus Dohle • Sean Kelly • Anya Salama

Gala Committee Members
Pamela and Peter Barbey • Lawrence B. and Elyse Benenson • Laura Bickford and Stephen Graham • Kimberly Morgan Blank
Deirdre Finney Boylan and Jennifer Finney Boylan • Bridget Colman • Roxanne Donovan • Patricia Duff • Lauren Embrey
Sheree and Jerry Friedman • Henry Louis Gates, Jr. • Tom Healy and Fred P. Hochberg • Elizabeth Hemmerdinger • Tracy Higgins
Beth Hutchens • Ellen Israel •
Linda Johnson and Bruce Ratner • Zachary Karabell • Patricia Fili-Krushel and Kenneth Krushel
Sandra Leong • Yvonne and Michael Marsh • Jay McInerney • Ken Miller and Lybess Sweezy • Michael Pietsch
Alix L.L. Ritchie • Andrew Solomon and John Habich Solomon • Suzy and Sadek Wahba

(in formation)


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(Due to the high demand of this event, floor seating cannot be guaranteed. It is highly recommended to pledge or purchase your tables by February 15, 2024 in order to be considered for the main floor.)

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