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25th Annual Literary Awards Festival

  • Beverly Wilshire 9500 Wilshire Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA 90212 USA (map)

PEN CENTER USA will host the 25th Annual Literary Awards Festival in Beverly Hills, where my book Reading Basquiat: Exploring Ambivalence in American Art will be awarded the UC Press Exceptional First Book Award.

The event will be hosted by Aisha Tyler.  Honorees and Literary Award Winners include Francis Ford Coppola, John Kiriakou, ProPublica, Daniel Alarcón, Meghan Daum, McKenzie Funk, Noah Hawley, Victor Lodato,Graham Moore, Ainsley Morse and Peter Golub, Claudia Rankine, Jordana Moore Saggese, Robert Thomas, Leslye Walton, G. Willow Wilson.

Tickets can be purchased online here.

Later Event: February 1
Basquiat and Queer Contemporary Art