New York's Literary Elite Attend PEN Edmont Holiday Benefit

by Chiara Atik · December 14, 2009

Model Becka Diamond and stylist Keegan Singh got cozy at last night's intimate PEN Edmont Holiday benefit, where budding writers shared drinks and stories with luminaries such as Salman Rushdie, Sebastian Junger and Paul Auster.

The event, held at the Half King, was in benefit of the PEN American Center's literary arts enrichment for New York City public schools. The PEN Edmont is a new sub-committee of younger writers and supporters. Guests included Stephanie LaCava, Charlotte Kidd, Anna Wintour's assistant Clairborne Swanson, Siri Hustvedt, and singer Sophie Auster, who performed for the group.

[All photos by David X Prutting for PMc].

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Aimee Mullins, Salman Rushdie Claiborne Swanson, Stephanie LaCava

Hanuk, Martin Mark

Mimosa Gordon, Indre Rockefeller   Tommy Kail, John Buffalo Mailer

Sophie Auster

Georgia Tapert, Emily Sheridan         Lesley Blume

Becka Diamond, Keegan Singh, Lily Kwong, Charlotte Kidd

Marissa Montgomery                       Henry Joost

Siri Hustvedt, Sophie Auster, Paul Auster

Cappi Williamson, Sheila Oshea        Tony O'Neill, Michael Signorelli

Steve Isenberg, Stephanie LaCava, Georgia Tapert, Sebastian Junger