McSweeney’s is excited to be a part of the 2013 PEN World Voices Festival happening in New York from April 29th through May 5th!

Join PEN for the opening night reading: BRAVERY on Monday, April 29th, 7pm at Cooper Union’s Great Hall, 7 East 7th Street, NYC.

The reading features Jamaica Kincaid, A. Igoni Barrett, Najwan Darwish, David Frakt, and more. RSVP at

And be sure to stop by An Evening with McSweeney’s on Tuesday, April 30th, 9pm at Joe’s Pub. McSweeney’s contributors will read excerpts from their translations in McSweeney’s Issue 42—an ambitious experiment that took twelve stories through six phases of translation into a variety of languages, granting each translator a liberal creative license to change the story at will. Readers include Michal Ajvaz, Francisco Goldman, Clancy Martin, Wyatt Mason, José Luís Peixoto, Francesco Pacifico, and others! 

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