Why does Christopher Hitchens matter? Did the man and his methods overshadow his ideas? Join the author’s friends and colleagues to examine Hitchens’ complete oeuvre and discuss the life and work of his essential voice.
100 writers from 25 nations convene to New York to celebrate the power of the written word in action. The program features performances, discussions, one-on-one conversations, and readings at venues crisscrossing the city, from Harlem to Wall Street, including the festival hubs -- The Standard, New York; The Standard, East Village; and the High Line. www.pen.org/festival
Participants: Graydon Carter, Victor S. Navasky, George Packer, and Katha Pollitt
Moderated by Ian Buruma