"Nabokov, a Centenary Celebration"

To honor Vladimir Nabokov on the occasion of his centenary, PEN American Center and The New Yorker present The Nabokov Centenary Celebration, Thursday April 15th, 1999 at Town Hall in New York City. Featuring a distinguished group of writers reading from Nabokov and presenting reminiscences and reflections, the evening will encompass fresh interpretations of Nabokov as a literary master of the twentieth century, as well as offer glimpses of the man behind the work.

The high-profile literary evening will feature eminent writers and critics who have known and admired the work of Nabokov, such as:

-David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker
-Dmitri Nabokov, son of Vladimir and Véra Nabokov
-Martin Amis, critically acclaimed British novelist and friend of the Nabokov family
-Alfred Appel, literary critic
-Brian Boyd, Nabokov biographer
-Richard Ford, novelist
-Joyce Carol Oates, novelist
-Elizabeth Hardwick, renowned essayist, novelist, and critic
-Michael Scammell, biographer and translator
-Stacy Schiff, whose biography of Véra Nabokov will be published this Spring
Tickets now available through Ticketmaster, (212) 307-4100 or at Town Hall, beginning on March 26th.

For more information contact PEN American Center, (212) 334-1660, ext. 102.

PEN American Center
568 Broadway
New York, N.Y. 10012


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