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Readings from Around the Globe: Opening Night Extravaganza

April 28, 2010 | 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center | NYC

With Mohsin Hamid, Yiyun Li, Daniele Mastrogiacomo, Sofi Oksanen, Atiq Rahimi, Salman Rushdie, Alberto Ruy-Sánchez, Patti Smith, Andrzej Stasiuk, and Miguel Syjuco.

Co-sponsored by 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. This event was recorded before a live audience at New York’s 92nd Street Y.

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CLIPS: Daniele Mastrogiacomo | Alberto Ruy-Sánchez | Yiyun Li | Miguel Syjuco |
Andrzej Stasiuk | Sofi Oksanen | Atiq Rahimi | Mohsin Hamid | Salman Rushdie

Celebrate the official opening of the sixth annual PEN World Voices Festival with an extraordinary lineup of internationally acclaimed writers from Pakistan, Hungary, China, the United Kingdom, Italy, Finland, Afghanistan, India, Mexico, the United States, Poland, and the Philippines. Readers include the winner of the Booker of Bookers, a journalist who was kidnapped in Afghanistan, and Estonia’s Person of the Year for 2009. The writers will read in their own beautiful languages—with an English translation projected on the screen behind them, so you can read along. Don’t miss an unforgettable celebration of literature from around the world.

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