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].



    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