NEW YORK – Charlie Hebdo, the Parisian satirical magazine that was a target of a deadly shooting in January, will be honored at this spring's PEN American Center gala.
The literary and human rights organization announced Wednesday that Charlie Hebdo will receive the PEN/Toni and James C. Goodale Freedom of Expression Courage Award. Jean-Baptiste Thoret, a film critic who arrived at the Hebdo offices after eight of his colleagues had been killed, will accept the award on behalf of the magazine.
Also at the May 5 gala in Manhattan, playwright Tom Stoppard will be given the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award, and Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle will be cited for "his leadership role in the global literary community."
Previous PEN honorees include authors Toni Morrison, Philip Roth and Salman Rushdie.