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05.04.12

PEN World Voices Gala: Tony Kushner, Edward Albee, and More

Watch Tony Kushner salute Edward Albee, Albee talk to himself, and the family of Turkish human-rights activist Ragip Zarakolu accept his prize at the PEN World Voices annual gala.

Tony Kushner Salutes Edward Albee

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Edward Albee Talks With Edward Albee

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Ragip Zarakolu’s Children Speak

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The Turkish human-rights activist and publisher of politically controversial books, who was just released from prison, was not on hand to accept the prize, but his son and daughter did with a message from him.

Serkalem Fasil’s Acceptance Speech

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The wife of Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega, who has repeatedly challenged the government and is awaiting trial on terrorism charges, was there to accept the prize for her husband. Ms. Fasil was herself in prison for many years for her activism.