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The 11th annual PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature was held from May 4 to May 10 at various venues in New York City. The festival offered readings, performances, and panel discussions for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. The 2015 festival focused on literature and cultures of the African continent. Participating writers included poets Yahya Hassan, Tracy K. Smith, and Yusef Komunyakaa; fiction writers Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Edwidge Danticat, Boubacar Boris Diop, Richard Flanagan, Aminatta Forna, Rachel Kushner, Sigrid Nunez, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Colm Tóibín, and Binyavanga Wainaina; and nonfiction writers Mona Eltahawy and Wayne Koestenbaum. The cost of select readings and panels was $15; many events were free. Visit the website for more information.
PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, PEN American Center, 588 Broadway, Suite 303, New York, NY 10012.