John was honored at the 2016 PEN Literary Awards Ceremony, held at The New School on Monday, April 11, 2016, in New York City. Pictures of the honorees (including John) can be found on Facebook.
The video from the event is embedded below. John’s introduction by David Epstein starts around the 47-minute mark, with John’s comments immediately following:
John is grateful for all of the comments and congratulations from you — on Facebook, via e-mail, and in person. This was a wonderful event, and an honor to be included amongst these esteemed artists.