The Whale Room at the American Museum of Natural History

2019 PEN America Literary Gala & Free Expression Awards

Tuesday, May 21, 6:30pm American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street, New York City Welcome Remarks John Oliver Remarks Jennifer Egan and Suzanne Nossel Presentation of the 2019 PEN America Publisher Honoree… More

2018 Literary Gala: Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood delivered the following remarks at the 2018 PEN America Literary Gala. Thank you all for joining PEN America this evening.  Before we go up to dessert,… More

2018 Literary Gala: Suzanne Nossel

PEN America Chief Executive Officer Suzanne Nossel delivered these remarks at the 2018 PEN America Literary Gala. So, Jenny was saying earlier, PEN America’s preferred discourse leverages literature to… More

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