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PEN World Voices Festival schedule announced

They’ve just announced the official line-up for this year’s PEN World Voices Festival. If you want the whole run-down, click here. One of our authors, Quim Monz√≥, is attending this year. And in addition to the event he’s doing here in Rochester with his translator Mary Ann Newman on April 26th, he’s ...

The Best PEN World Voice Event Ever

In my opinion at least, was the “Tribute to Robert Walser,” the audiofile of which is now available online A number of audiofiles from this year’s festival—including the Town Hall Readings, the Mia Farrow and Bernard-Henri Levy discussion on Darfur, and the Celebration of New Voices from China now ...

PEN World Voices Festival: Friday

Post-Rusdie/Eco—and post a few celebration drinks—I caught a 6am flight down to New York to attend the rest of the PEN World Voices Festival. (And meet with reviewers and bookstores about our first list, but that’s boring, um, business.) E.J. and I made it to three events yesterday, and have a ton lined ...

PEN World Voices Festival: Eco/Rushdie

Well, after a couple days of silence, we’re back with a mini-report from the fourth annual PEN World Voices Festival in New York City. Mainly New York City, that is. On Thursday, University of Rochester/Open Letter hosted one of the first festival events to take place outside of NYC when we had a special reading and ...