2016 PEN Literary Gala & Free Expression Awards

Monday, May 16, 6:30pm American Museum of Natural History  Central Park West at 79th Street, New York City  Watch video and read full transcripts of individual remarks here. _______________________________________________ We would like to thank… More

The Empathy Exams

The title essay of Leslie Jamison's The Empathy Exams, a finalist for the 2015 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. More

2015 PEN Literary Gala Remarks

May 5, 2015American Museum of Natural History, New York CityWelcome RemarksAndrew Solomon, PEN PresidentWelcome from 2015 Publisher HonoreeMarkus Dohle, CEO, Penguin Random HousePresentation of the 2015 PEN/Allen Foundation Literary… More

2015 PEN Literary Gala: Emin Milli

Imprisoned journalist Khadija Ismayilova was awarded the 2015 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award at the 2015 PEN Literary Gala. Her friend and fellow Azerbaijani dissident writer Emin Milli… More

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