2019 Literary Gala: Jennifer Egan & Suzanne Nossel

Below are PEN America President Jennifer Egan and PEN America CEO Suzanne Nossel's remarks from the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala. Jennifer Egan I’m Jennifer Egan, president of PEN America, and… 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

2017 Literary Gala: Andrew Solomon

Literature has kept the idea of freedom alive in societies where freedom is forcibly annihilated. If the truth can remain vitalized, it can be shouted from the rooftops. More

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