eskinder nega speaking at a podium

2018 Literary Gala: Eskinder Nega

I ask whether those who are free have an obligation towards those of us who are not free. And I say they do. This obligation is not legal but… More

2018 Literary Gala: Jennifer Egan

"As a fiction writer and a journalist, I’m more accustomed to the role of spectator, ideally as close to invisible as possible—it helps me eavesdrop. What led me to… More

Donate to the 2018 Literary Gala

If you cannot attend the Literary Gala but would like to make a contribution, you can do so below. We hope you can join us next year at the… More

guests at the 2016 PEN America Literary Gala

2018 Literary Gala Sponsors

A special thanks to the most generous supporters of the 2018 PEN America Literary Gala: Leadership Pamela & Peter Barbey • Bloomberg Philanthropies • Margaret Munzer Loeb • The Seedlings Foundation  Benefactors • Barnes &… More