Barack Obama receives PEN America Voice of Influence Award 2020

Barack Obama and the Freedom to Write


PEN America’s Virtual Gala this week was a celebration of the power of words. As part of the ceremony, President Barack Obama received the PEN America Voice of Influence Award for “the power of his soaring words, the promises he has unlocked in our nation, and the enduring American values that he has embodied.”


Read or watch President Obama’s interview with former PEN America president and Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Ron Chernow.

Check it out here ››


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