For this flagship event, leading international authors share their philosophical inquiries into our society’s need for mind-altering drugs and the all-too-human desire to escape reality. A look at the highs and lows of the multibillion-dollar drug industry.

With Boris AkuninLydia CachoAnne EnrightGuillermo Gómez-PeñaMarlon JamesPaul MuldoonOlga TokarczukJuan Villoro

Hosted by The Cooper Union Office of Continuing Education and Public Programs



See the photo album of the event here.

This event took place as part of the 2016 PEN World Voices Festival.