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PEN America Virtual Authors’ Evening with Ayad Akhtar

Ayad Akhtar, Homeland Elegies

Date: Thursday, December 3
Time: 7:00pm ET / 4:00pm PT
Location: Zoom
Donation to Attend: $125 per person

Join us for a special conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author, playwright, and President-Elect Ayad Akhtar on his new novel Homeland Elegies. The evening is generously sponsored by Jeanmarie Fenrich.

Homeland Elegies is a story about an immigrant father and his son’s search for belonging in post-Trump America. Blending fact and fiction to tell an epic story of longing and dispossession, the work is a deeply personal account about identity and belonging. The novel, released this past September, was called “a tour de force” by The Washington Post and “a beautiful novel…that had echoes of The Great Gatsby and that circles, with pointed intellect, the possibilities and limitations of American life” by The New York Times. We are thrilled to be able to explore these timely issues in an intimate conversation with Akhtar.

A $125 donation is required to attend this very special evening. This donation is considered 100 percent tax-deductible and supports PEN America’s mission to defend writers and free expression at a time of unprecedented need. Please fill out the form below to make a contribution and reserve your ticket. Your generosity is deeply appreciated.

Space will be limited to 25 guests to facilitate audience participation and discussion. Following your RSVP, you will be sent the Zoom meeting invitation. This is a private video meeting, and only guests who are on the RSVP list will be permitted to join. 

Please contact Caelan Fortes at [email protected] for any additional questions or concerns.