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Look Who’s Coming to the WWB Gala!

By The Editors of Words Without Borders

Pictured: Roxana Saberi (photo by Nadia Dara Diskavets); Barbara Epler; Edith Grossman (photo by Miguel Rajmil).

We’re thrilled to announce the lineup of table hosts and special guests for the 2016 WWB Gala. Hosted by Roxana Saberi with honorary chair Edith Grossman, the gala will be held Tuesday, November 1 at Three Sixty° Tribeca in New York City. A terrific group of authors and translators will join us 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. Check out the full list of special guests below.

This year’s gala will be followed by the third annual Globe Trot after-party, open to gala guests and newcomers alike. More details to come.

Words Without Borders Gala

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


Gala Co-Chairs

Jenny Staff Johnson
Margo and Anthony Viscusi

Gala Committee

Richard d'Albert and Catherine Greenman
Jonathan Galassi
Leila and Daniel Javitch
Anthony Knerr
Alison MacKeen
Maaza Mengiste
James H. Ottaway, Jr.
Cristóbal Pera
Alane Salierno Mason
Samantha Schnee
Jonathan Schorr and Toan Huynh

Gala 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
Natasha Wimmer

Globe Trot Hosts

Nicole Dennis-Benn
Katie Kitamura
Carlos Labbé
Imbolo Mbue
Kirstin Valdez Quade

As of August 8, 2016

Published Aug 9, 2016   Copyright 2016 The Editors of Words Without Borders

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