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2013 PEN Literary Gala

The 2013 PEN Literary Gala is a glittering gathering of over one hundred major American and international writers and is a highlight of New York literary and social calendars. This year’s Gala promises to be especially memorable as the writers host more than five hundred guests, supporting and celebrating PEN’s free expression, human rights, and literary programming worldwide.

Philip Roth will be presented with the PEN Literary Service Award. Mr. Roth will reflect on his lifetime of literary endeavor and his personal involvement in promoting freedom and democracy in Eastern Europe, a story that he has never told publicly. The PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award will also be conferred on an imprisoned writer who faces an immediate threat. A remarkable 34 out of the past 38 recipients of this award have gained their freedom in large part due to the publicity generated by this award.

Come toast the award recipients, support PEN’s work, and celebrate the official opening of the PEN World’s Voices Festival.

Literary hosts: Martin Amis, K. Anthony Appiah, Andre Bishop, Giannina Braschi, Robert Caro, Roz Chast, Ron Chernow, Teju Cole, Billy Collins, Jeffrey Eugenides, Adam Gopnik, Phillip Gourevitch, Molly Haskell, Susan Orlean, Robert Pinsky, Beth Gutcheon, A.M. Homes, David Henry Hwang, Nick Laird, Larissa McFarquhar, Jay McInerney, Walter Mosley, Joseph O’Neill, Francine Prose, Molly Ringwald, Salman Rushdie, Zadie Smith, Andrew Ross Sorkin, Judith Thurman, Colm Toibin, Jeffrey Toobin, and Edmund White 

Master of Ceremonies: Willie Geist

Sponsorship Opportunities 
Use this form to fax or mail in your support or contact [email protected] or (212) 334-1660, ext. 112
PEN’s fax number: (212) 334-2180

$1,000 tickets 
include three-course meal and wine

Patron Table $10,000
tables of ten comprise eight guests and Literary Table Host and guest
Includes up to four tickets to all major Festival events

Premier Patron Table $15,000*
tables of ten comprise eight guests and Literary Table Host and guest
Includes up to six tickets to major Festival events and recognition in Festival publications

Benefactor Table $25,000*
tables of ten comprise eight guests and Literary Table Host and guest
Includes up to eight tickets to all major Festival events and recognition in Festival publications
 

*Online purchasing not available. Please fax or mail in the sponsorship form above or contact [email protected] or (212) 334-1660, ext. 112

Gala Chairs: Annette Tapert Allen, Joanna Coles, Elizabeth Leeds, Anne Hearst McInerney, Jay McInerney, Carol Mack, and John Troubh 
Honorary Chairs: Tina Brown and Toni K. Goodale