2012 PEN/Faulkner Foundation Gala (2012)

The PEN/Faulkner Foundation’s 24th annual Gala took place on the evening of Monday, Sept. 10th 2012 at the Folger Shakespeare Library and featured hilarious and heartbreaking readings by Carol Anshaw, Louis Bayard, Chris Bohjalian, Ben Fountain, Major Jackson, Vaddey Ratner, Elissa Schappell, Susan Richards Shreve, Luis Alberto Urrea, and Hilma Wolitzer. Emceed by Calvin Trillin, the theme for this year’s gala was “Resilience,” a topic handled with grace by our authors.