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Opening Night of PEN World Voices Festival

Salman Rushdie (Photograph © Beowulf Sheehan/PEN American Center)

The 10th annual PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature kicked off Monday night to a packed audience with an evening of provocative and stirring talks by world famous authors, including Salman Rushdie, Noam Chomsky and Sofi Oksanen. Held in Cooper Union’s Great Hall, the same venue Lincoln gave his famous “right makes might” anti-slavery address, one could sense some of the same momentous urgency in the air.