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Town Hall Readings: Writing Home


April 25 | The Town Hall | New York City

With Don DeLillo, Kiran Desai, Neil Gaiman, Nadine Gordimer, Alain Mabanckou, Steve Martin, Salman Rushdie, Pia Tafdrup, Tatyana Tolstaya, Saadi Youssef

Copyright © 2007 Beowulf Sheehan/PEN American Center

• Entire event

• Don DeLillo reads from Falling Man 
• Kiran Desai reads from The Inheritance Of Loss 
• Neil Gaiman reads from the postscript to American Gods and “Instructions”
• Nadine Gordimer reads excerpts from “The Ultimate Safari”
• Alain Mabanckou reads “À ma mère”
• Steve Martin reads from Born Standing Up
• Salman Rushdie reads “The Ground”
• Pia Tafdrup reads poems 
• Tatyana Tolstaya reads from The Slynx
• Saadi Youssef reads “Another Paris Morning”

From the PEN Blogs

• Jane Ciabattari:
In an age of mass migration,when human herds cross borders in flight from conflict, poverty, disease, violence, what is home? How and…[More]

• Aaron Hamburger:
The prospect of sitting through an evening of ten–count ‘em, ten–readings in one evening was a bit daunting, even given the impressive array of talent…[More]