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Trevor Noah will be guest speaker at PEN World Voices Festival

2017-02-17 15:53
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New York - Trevor Noah and Laurie Anderson also will be guest speakers at the PEN World Voices Festival.

The weeklong event, which is to be held in New York City from Monday, 1 May  until Sunday, 7 May 2017. Other speakers announced on Thursday include Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen, National Book Award finalist Emily St. John Mandel and the prize-winning memoir writer Vivian Gornick.

The theme of of this year's event is Gender & Power.

The PEN festival is an international literature festival and was co-founded by Salman Rushdie. It was first held in 2005. Past attendees have included Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk, E.L. Doctorow, Margaret Atwood and Zadie Smith.