Sunday, April 19, 2009

Nobel Laureate


PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature presents 

Nobel Laureate

Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio

in conversation with Adam Gopnik

Friday, April 24,  8pm

 92nd Street Y/Unterberg Poetry Center

1395 Lexington Ave, New York City

* Mr. Le Clézio's first major U.S. appearance since being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature! *

An avid traveler, French novelist and essayist Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio has written more than 40 books about exile and self-discovery, and the clash between modern civilization and traditional cultures. In announcing the prize, the Swedish Academy called him an “author of new departures, poetic adventure and sensual ecstasy, explorer of a humanity beyond and below the reigning civilization.” He will be joined in conversation by Adam Gopnik from The New Yorker.

$25/$20 PEN members/$12 students or 212.868.4444

 This event is presented as part of PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature. 160 writers from 40 countries take the stage in venues across New York City to consider how the world changes and how we change.  Do not miss this exciting week of conversations, performances and readings, April 27-May 3, 2009. For a complete schedule of events: