• Home

PEN America Winter 2017 Author’s Evening with Elizabeth Birkelund

Elizabeth Birkelund headshot and cover of The Runaway Wife

We’re Sorry, this dinner has been SOLD OUT

You are invited to a private dinner with writer Elizabeth Birkelund.

The dinner will be hosted by Mimi Sternlicht on Tuesday, February 7th at 7:30pm in her home on East 61st Street.

Elizabeth will discuss her new novel, The Runaway Wife, a story of adventure, survival, and romance—of a man’s discovery of a world outside his conventional life and a new vision of himself within it. “Racing from the breaktaking heights of the Swiss Alps to the heady power circles of Paris and New York,” Ellen Feldman, author of Terrible Virtue and Next to Love writes, “The Runaway Wife scales the peaks of human adventure and plumbs the depth of the human heart.”

Elizabeth Birkelund worked as a freelance writer for fifteen years, during which time she wrote a monthly column for Cosmopolitan called “Money Matters,” and wrote articles for Glamour, Self, Victoria, and Institutional Investor. She is the author of The Dressmaker, published by Henry Holt & Co. in 2006, by Picador in 2007, Hutchinson and Arrow in England in 2007, Mir Knigi Publishers in Russia, and Auf Bau in Germany. Booklist called that novel “an engaging dissection of high fashion and those who determine its whimsical direction.”

Seating at this dinner is limited and available by making a donation to PEN America.

Please contact Florencia Varela at fvarela@pen.org for more information. 

We’re Sorry, this dinner has been SOLD OUT

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.