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[POSTPONED] PEN America Winter 2020 Authors’ Evening with Louis Begley and George Packer

Hosts: Jackie Weld and Jeannette Sanger
Minimum Donation: $350

UPDATE: Following increased concerns about the COVID-19 virus and out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our hosts, authors, guests, and staff, our remaining Winter/Spring 2020 Authors’ Evening dinners are being rescheduled for the fall. We are closely following the guidance being provided by health agencies at the city, state, and federal levels and will continue to update this site with new dates as they are determined. We thank you for your patience and understanding.


Louis Begley will discuss his upcoming book The New Life of Hugo Gardner, a spot-on satire of the world of New York’s aging elite that uncovers the unexpected delights a late-in-life change can offer.

George Packer will discuss his latest book Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century, a nonfiction narrative that is both intimate and epic in its revelatory portrait of an extraordinary and deeply flawed man and the elite spheres of society and government he inhabited.

Tickets to this dinner are considered a 100% tax-deductible donation to PEN America and are available on a limited basis. Please click below to purchase your ticket(s) and reserve your seat(s).

The PEN America Authors’ Evenings are nights of literary dinners in private homes and intimate settings. Please visit the Authors’ Evenings webpage for our full calendar of dinners.

Proceeds from the PEN America Authors’ Evenings dinners support PEN America’s programming to secure the liberty of persecuted and imprisoned writers around the world, to defend freedom of expression, and to promote literature and international cultural exchange.

Please contact Coty Novak at cnovak@pen.org for more information.


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