Jonathan Franzen at the PEN World Voices Festival

The last week of April means two things in New York: inclement weather and the wonderful PEN World Voices Festival. There’s an entire week of diverse programming with celebrated authors from all corners of the globe, but the audience favorite would have to be the Moth storytelling night.

This year Jonathan Franzen shared an autobiographical anecdote about the dangers of using your life in your writing:

Other highlights of the festival include Vladimir Sorokin discussing his controversial satire Day of the Oprichnik with n+1‘s Keith Gessen:

Rahul Bhattacharya (The Sly Company of People Who Care) at the Cocktail Hour Reading: