PEN America Author’s Evening with Xochitl Gonzalez

Xochitl Gonzalez headshot and Olga Dies Dreaming book cover

This is a private event.

Join us for an intimate dinner with Xochitl Gonzalez discussing Olga Dies Dreaming. Set against the backdrop of New York City in the months surrounding the most devastating hurricane in Puerto Rico’s history, Xochitl Gonzalez’s New York Times bestseller Olga Dies Dreaming is a story that examines political corruption, familial strife, and the very notion of the American dream—all while asking what it really means to weather a storm. This evening is being generously hosted by Linzee Troubh.

The New York Times raves that “Liberation is at the heart of Olga Dies Dreaming. The story’s driving tension derives from questions of how to break free…The book’s title is an allusion to the poem “Puerto Rican Obituary,” by Pedro Pietri, which contains the lines “Olga / dies dreaming of a real jewelry.” But Gonzalez’s Olga will not go meekly to such a fate. Sometimes we must free ourselves—even from dreams.” 

Following your RSVP, you will be sent the address for the evening. 

If you have any questions, please contact Christy Wensley 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.