From graphic novelists Neil Gaiman and Adrian Tomine, to downtown icons Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson, to literary stars Edwidge Danticat and Colm Toibin, to Hollywood star/Columbia MFA fiction student James Franco, the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature is overloaded with great events for its fifth anniversary. The week-long affair includes 160 writers from 40 countries. Tonight’s major event is “Evolution/Revolution,” with writers reading in their original languages as the English text is projected on screens. You’ll hear from Danticat, Salman Rushdie, Muriel Barbery, Nicole Brossard, Sergio Ramírez, and Raja Shehadeh, among others. Now, where can we find Mr. Franco . . .
Wed., April 29, 2009