Articles tagged "Pen World Voices Festival"


PEN World Voices Festival: Master Class with Eduardo Galeano

"I learned the art of writing and the art of storytelling in the cafés of Montevideo," said the great and loved Eduardo Galeano during his hour-long conversation with Jessica Hagedorn Saturday night.…...

The Week in Translation

what: PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature when: April 29-May 5 where: NYC more info: http://ow.ly/kwLcr what: The Bridge Series: Turkish translators Erdağ Göknar and Aron…...

Can Literature Bear Witness?

As part of the PEN World Voices Festival, Herta Müller spent an afternoon at NYU's Deutsches Haus on May 3 to discuss whether it's possible for literature to bear witness. When I arrived at…...

PEN World Voices 2011: Amelié Nothomb in conversation with Buket Uzuner, Friday April 29th

Here’s a tip for writers eager to cultivate a rarified air of eccentricity: regardless of the weather, wear a big hat! According to Amelié Nothomb, whose outré headgear is her trademark—today,…...

PEN World Voices 2011: The Launch of Carlos Franz’s “The Absent Sea”

A book launch at the Americas Society, on Park Avenue, has a sort of Old World gravitas to it. With its ornate cornices, vaulted ceilings and sparkling chandeliers, the space exerts an Oz-like pull on…...

film icon Discovering “The Black Minutes” at the PEN World Voices Festival

I went to see the NBCC's* "This Critical Moment" panel for the single reason that last year I hadn't and missed Rigoberto González's discussion of Álvaro Enrigue (whose work we've…...

PEN World Voices: Atiq Rahimi in Conversation with Lila Azam Zanganeh

Afghan author Atiq Rahimi’s Prix Goncourt-winning and internationally acclaimed novel, The Patience Stone—an excerpt of which he read during the festival’s opening night extravaganza—is…...

PEN World Voices: David Almond and Sofi Oksanen in Conversation with Rakesh Satyal

“The act of writing is an act of exploration, an act of discovery…and that’s what growing up is,” mused British children's author David Almond on Friday, when he appeared with…...

I Come From There: New Plays from the Arab World at PEN World Voices Festival

At the Martin E. Segal Theatre at the CUNY Graduate Center yesterday afternoon, readings of two works by young playwrights—presented by the British Council and London’s Royal Court Theatre,…...

Some of the Things We’re Excited About For the Upcoming PEN World Voices Festival #PWVFEST

We are as always excited about the upcoming PEN World Voices Festival, to be held this year from Monday, April 26th, to Sunday May 2nd. Notably this year the festival will travel to six other cities around…...