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Festival of International Literature

PEN World Voices
April 27 – May 3, 2009
New York City

A stellar line-up featuring 160 writers from 40 countries, established and emerging authors of world literature will take the stage in venues across the city for six days packed with conversations, panels, readings, film screenings, a translation slam, and a cabaret night.

2009 is a year of significant anniversaries—from Galileo’s telescope (1609) to Darwin’s On the Origin of Species (1859), from the Cuban Revolution (1959) to the collapse of Communism across Eastern Europe (1989) and Tiananmen Square (1989). For this year’s festival, writers from all over the world will consider how the world changes and how we change.

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