PEN America Author’s Evening with Gay Talese

Gay Talese headshot and Bartleby and Me: Reflections of an Old Scrivener book cover

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Join us for an intimate dinner with Gay Talese discussing Bartleby and Me: Reflections of an Old Scrivener. This promises to be a fascinating evening, and we hope that you will join us. This evening is being generously hosted by Colette and Daniel Bennett.

‘A smooth and enchanting wordsmith, Talese delivers a lovely testament to the ‘unobtrusive if not kindred Bartleby personalities’ of New York City. It’s a delight.’ — Publishers Weekly

Gay Talese is a bestselling author who has written fourteen books. He was a reporter for the New York Times from 1956 to 1965, and since then he has written for the New Yorker, Esquire, and other national publications. Gay Talese was born in Ocean City, New Jersey, and currently lives in New York City. His groundbreaking article “Frank Sinatra Has a Cold” was named the “best story Esquire ever published,” and he was credited by Tom Wolfe with the creation of an inventive form of nonfiction writing called “The New Journalism.”

Donations to attend this evening are $350. Following your RSVP, you will be sent the address for the dinner. The donation is considered 100% tax-deductible and supports PEN America’s mission to defend writers and free expression at a time of unprecedented need. Your generosity is deeply appreciated.

If you have any questions, please contact Maris Endres at [email protected].


About pEN America Authors’ Evenings

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 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.