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PEN America Authors’ Evening with Kai Bird and Special Guest Christopher Nolan

Kai Bird headshot and American Prometheus book coverThis is a private event. Please contact Maris Endres at [email protected] if you’d like to be added to the waitlist.

Join us for an intimate dinner with author Kai Bird discussing the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography American Prometheus, The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Bird will be joined in conversation by filmmaker Christopher Nolan. This promises to be a fascinating evening, and we hope that you will join us. This evening is being generously hosted by Laura Bickford and Stephen Graham. 

American Prometheus is the first full-scale biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer, “father of the atomic bomb,” the brilliant, charismatic physicist who led the effort to capture the awesome fire of the sun for his country in time of war. A rich evocation of America at midcentury, the text provides a new and compelling portrait of a brilliant, ambitious, complex and flawed man profoundly connected to its major events-the Depression, World War II and the Cold War. It is at once biography and history, and essential to our understanding of our recent past-and of our choices for the future.

Donations to attend this evening are $1500. 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.