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PEN World Voices Opening Night

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Uploaded on Apr 30, 2010

With Mohsin Hamid, Yiyun Li, Daniele Mastrogiacomo, Sofi Oksanen, Atiq Rahimi, Salman Rushdie, Alberto Ruy-Sánchez, Patti Smith, Andrzej Stasiuk,and Miguel Syjuco.

Co-sponsored by 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. This event was recorded before a live audience at New Yorks 92nd Street Y.

Celebrate the official opening of the sixth annual PEN World Voices Festival with an extraordinary lineup of internationally acclaimed writers from Pakistan, Hungary, China, the United Kingdom, Italy, Finland, Afghanistan, India, Mexico, the United States, Poland, and the Philippines. Readers include the winner of the Booker of Bookers, a journalist who was kidnapped in Afghanistan, and Estonias Person of the Year for 2009. The writers will read in their own beautiful languages—with an English translation projected on the screen behind them, so you can read along. Dont miss an unforgettable celebration of literature from around the world.

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