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

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

Rejecting the Assassin’s Veto

None of us must endorse the contents of Charlie Hebdo's cartoons in order to affirm the principle of free expression for which they stand. More

A Celebration of Letters and a Few Characters

PEN American Center Literary Gala Celebrates WritersAnna Wintour and Beyoncé lured the eyes of the fashion world to the shimmering Costume Institute gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art,… More