What does it mean for writers to be uprooted from their birthland and change their language? How do they adapt to life in America? Negotiating between two cultures creates a tension that, for the most nimble, can have a galvanizing effect, as leading expat authors explore in this panel.

With Kwame Anthony Appiah, Marlon James, Jamaica Kincaid, Valeria Luiselli, Colum McCann 
Moderated by Eric Banks 

Co-presented with the New York Institute for the Humanities, the Biography Seminar at NYU, the Center for the Study of Transformative Lives, and the Instituto Cervantes New York

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This event look place as part of the 2016 PEN World Voices Festival. It was held Instituto Cervantes on April 27, 2016.