The 2013 PEN World Voices Festival kicks off with a stellar lineup of authors, including Najwan Darwish, Joy Harjo, Mikhail Shishkin, Jamaica Kincaid, Earl Lovelace, Ursula Krechel, David Fraktk, A. Igoni Barrett, and Vaddey Ratner. The event is hosted by comedian Baratunde Thurston, formerly of The Onion and author of the New York Times bestseller How To Be Black.