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

2015 PEN Literary Gala: Markus Dohle

What an awe-inspiring setting for this important evening. Thank you for this honor. I never come to the Museum of Natural History without visiting this room. At a time… More

The Hammer of Justice

O Justice! Bring down your Hammer / Smash the system built on slavery / Let your thunder bring wonder / Let our country be the place it wants to… More

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