PEN World Voices Audio

Audio from the recent PEN World Voices Festival is now available online...

April 24 | Green Thoughts: Writers on the Environment: A reading with Billy Collins, Jonathan Franzen, Moses Isegawa, Pico Iyer, Geert Mak, Marilynne Robinson, Roxana Robinson, Salman Rushdie, Gary Shteyngart, Janne Teller, Colson Whitehead.

April 25 | Town Hall Readings: Writing Home: With Don DeLillo, Kiran Desai, Neil Gaiman, Nadine Gordimer, Alain Mabanckou, Steve Martin, Salman Rushdie, Pia Tafdrup, Tatyana Tolstaya, and Saadi Youssef

April 26 | Dirty Wars: Readings Against Torture, Arbitrary Detention, Kidnapping, and Rendition: With Lisa Appignanesi, Antoine Audouard, Breyten Breytenbach, Mark Danner, Dorothea Dieckmann, Alex Gibney, Nadine Gordimer, Arnon Grunberg, Daniel Oreskes, Francine Prose, Gloria Reuben, Rose Styron, and others.

April 27 | Conversation: Guillermo Arriaga & Paul Auster: Discussed: accidental directorhood; filmmaking 101; relating to a literary tradition; the moment when you have nothing left to say; the heavy soul vs. the light soul; "the worst thing you can do with pain is to not use it"; inevitable endings; and cheating death.

April 28 | The PEN Cabaret: Readings and performances by Guillermo Arriaga, Oliver Lake, Victoria Roberts, Sam Shepard, Patti Smith, Saul Williams, and Huang Xiang.

April 29 | The Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture with David Grossman: Including an introduction by PEN President Francine Prose, a conversation with Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer, and a concluding statement by Salman Rushdie.

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