Leaving Home

When: Friday, May 2
Where: Austrian Cultural Forum: 11 East 52nd St.
What time: 5:30–6:30 p.m.

With György Dragomán, Dinaw Mengestu, and Saša Stanišić; moderated by Irina Reyn

Free and open to the public; reservations required.

For reservations, call ACF at (212) 319-5300, ext. 222, or e-mail reservations@acfny.org

Cosponsored by Guernica and the Austrian Cultural Forum

Guernica: A Magazine of Art and Politics hosts a panel with debut novelists Dinaw Mengestu, György Dragomán, and Saša Stanišić, whose narrators recount escaping violence in their home countries only to be fraught with feelings of ambivalence in their adopted countries. Moderated by Irina Reyn, whose debut novel, What Happened to Anna K., will be published in August 2008, the panel will explore children as witnesses, the status of exile, and the role of fiction as a voice for multiculturalism.

Get the Free Speech News You Need

protesters in face masks carrying old Belarusian national flags

PEN America has a new weekly newsletter, PEN Points, bringing you a digest of the biggest free expression news of the week, plus the analysis and insights you trust from PEN America experts.