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This year’s PEN America Literary Gala will be notable for the presence of “Saturday Night Live.” The literary and free expression organization is giving SNL creator-executive Lorne Michaels its PEN/Audible Literary Service Award, which in previous years has gone to Toni Morrison, Stephen Sondheim and Patti Smith among others. The May 18 event will be hosted Colin Jost, the longtime SNL writer and “Weekend Update” co-anchor. PEN announced Monday it also will pay tribute to Netflix's Ted Sarandos, who will receive the Business Visionary Award.