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Celebrate with Words Without Borders on November 1

By The Editors of Words Without Borders

Our Gala & Globe Trot Are Tonight!

The 2016 WWB Gala is tonight, Tuesday, November 1. A terrific group of authors and translators will join us at Three Sixty° Tribeca in New York City as we celebrate the power of international literature and honor Barbara Epler with the 2016 Ottaway Award for the Promotion of International Literature, presented to her by Hilton Als. Journalist and activist Roxana Saberi will host, and legendary translator Edith Grossman is our honorary chair. 

This year’s gala will be followed by the third annual Globe Trot after-party, presented by the WWB Young Publishers Committee, open to gala guests and newcomers alike. 

Not able to join us for the Gala or Globe Trot? Consider making a donation in celebration of WWB’s work.

Words Without Borders Gala & Globe Trot

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Three Sixty° Tribeca
10 Desbrosses Street
New York, NY


Barbara Epler, president and publisher of New Directions,
with the 2016 Ottaway Award for the Promotion of International Literature

Presented by

Hilton Als


Roxana Saberi

Honorary Chair

Edith Grossman

Literary Table Hosts

Gini Alhadeff, Paul Auster, Susan Bernofsky, Carmen Boullosa, Siddhartha Deb, Yasmine El Rashidi, Rivka Galchen, Siri Hustvedt, John Keene, Patrice Nganang, Idra Novey, Joseph O’Neill, Michael Palmer, Liesl Schillinger, Monique Truong, Eliot Weinberger, and Natasha Wimmer.

Globe Trot Hosts

Nicole Dennis-Benn, Katie Kitamura, Carlos Labbé, Imbolo Mbue, Anne Posten, and Kirstin Valdez Quade.

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Published Nov 1, 2016   Copyright 2016 The Editors of Words Without Borders

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