In association with the PEN American Center, New York University will help celebrate “PEN World Voices,” the New York Festival of International Literature, which will be held at numerous venues throughout New York City from April 25-30. The events at NYU are free and open to the public; contact phone numbers for each event are listed below.
A schedule of events to be held on the NYU campus follows:
Tuesday, April 25
6 p.m. Reading: Silvia Bonucci, winner of the Zerilli- Marimò/City of Rome Prize for Voices from a Time. At NYU’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, 24 W. 12th St. 212.998.8730.
Wednesday, April 26
12 noon Conversation: Jorge Semprún & Norman Manea, held in English and French. At NYU’s Maison Française, 16 Washington Mews 212.998.8750
1 p.m. “Writing Faith” with Azhar Abidi, Faith Adiele, Alaa Al-Aswany, Richard Rodriguez, Colm Tóibin; moderated by Mary Gordon. At NYU’s Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center, 100 Washington Sq. East 212.998.8816 Co-sponsored with the NYU Creative Writing Program.
2 p.m. “Honor Killings: When Families Commit Murder to Save Face” with Necla Kelek, O.Z. Livaneli, Ritu Menon, Ayu Utami; moderated by Robert Pollock. At NYU’s Deutsches Haus, 42 Washington Mews 212.998.8660
4 p.m. “Faith and Politics in America and Elsewhere” with Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Moses Isegawa, Elias Khoury, Adam Michnik, Anna Politkovskaya; moderated by Robert Silvers. At NYU’s Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center, 100 Washington Sq. East 212.998.8816 Co-sponsored by The New York Review of Books and the NYU Creative Writing Program.
4 p.m. Conversation: Lydie Salvayre & Rick Moody, held in English and French. At NYU’s Maison Française, 16 Washington Mews. 212.998.8750.
6 p.m. Young Writers Series: Melania G. Mazzucco & Jhumpa Lahiri. At NYU’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, 24 W. 12th St. Co-sponsored by Benetton and the Italian Cultural Institute in NY.Thursday, April 27
12 noon Raymond Federman: Reading from Retour au fumier; he will read in both French and English. At NYU’s Maison Française, 16 Washington Mews 212.998.8750
7 p.m. The Aga Shahid Ali Memorial Reading: A Celebration of the Palestinian Poet Mahmoud Darwish, with Breyten Breytenbach, Carolyn Forché, Marilyn Hacker, Elias Khoury, Venus Khoury-Ghata, Naomi Shihab Nye, Jeffrey Sacks. At NYU’s Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge, 40 Washington Sq. South 212.998.8816. Sponsored by the NYU Creative Writing ProgramSaturday, April 29
8 p.m. “Dual Citzenship” with Azhar Abidi, Milton Hatoum, Navid Kermani, Elias Khoury, Venus Khoury-Ghata, Agi Mishol, Richard Rodriguez; moderated by André Aciman. At NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Sq. South 212.998.3650 Co-sponsored with Words Without Borders, an online magazine for literature and translation