- 2014 PEN Literary Gala: PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award: Salman Rushdie
2014 PEN Literary Gala: PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award: Salman Rushdie
On May 5, 2014, Salman Rushdie received the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award in celebration of the 10th anniversary of his founding of the PEN World Voices Festival; introduction by Toni Morrison.
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