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2019 Words Without Borders Gala and Globe Trot

October 29, 2019 6:00 pm

Tribeca Three Sixty° – 10 Desbrosses Street, New York, NY 10013

Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 6:00 PM
Tribeca Three Sixty°—10 Desbrosses Street, New York, NY 10013


Edith Grossman 

Winner of the 2019 Ottaway Award
for the Promotion of International Literature


Co-Chairs Jennifer Moross & Rebecca Servadio
Honorary Chair Emily Wilson



Gala Host Committee

Emily Wilson, Honorary Chair
Jennifer Moross, Co-Chair
Rebecca Servadio, Co-Chair
Samantha Schnee, Vice Chair
Charlotte Artus
Richard D’Albert
& Catherine Greenman
Abe Hsuan
Alane Salierno Mason
Jim Ottaway
Kalpana Raina
Sarah Salih von Maltzahn
Jonathan Schorr & Toan Huynh
Anthony & Margo Viscusi

Publishing Champions

Harper Books/HarperVIA
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Irwin & Hsuan LLP
Janklow & Nesbit
London Literary Scouting
Maria B. Campbell Associates
Other Press
Penguin Random House
Simon & Schuster
W. W. Norton & Co.


Author Hosts

Sinan Antoon
Ibtisam Azem
Andrés Barba
Susan Bernofsky
Carmen Boullosa
Mónica de la Torre
Eric Dupont
Álvaro Enrigue
Ru Freeman
Xiaolu Guo
Helon Habila
Daniel Hahn
Nathalie Handal
Emmanuel Iduma
Maaza Mengiste
Idra Novey
Ernesto Quiñonez
Rakesh Satyal
Salvatore Scibona
Jeremy Tiang
Kirmen Uribe
Juan Gabriel Vásquez



The Globe Trot 2019
Tribeca Three Sixty°—10 Desbrosses Street, New York, NY 10013
Doors open at 8:30 after the WWB Gala


Co-hosted by

Hernan Diaz
Violaine Huisman
Amanda Lee Koe
Tommy Pico
Melissa Rivero
Aaron Robertson

With music by

DJ Herbert Holler (Freedom Party® NYC/My House)


AmazonCrossing, Catapult, DJ Herbert Holler, Lagunitas Brewing Company, NY Distilling Company


Organized by the WWB Young Publishers Committee:

Corinna Barsan (Chair), Alex Jacobs, Beniamino Ambrosi, Charles Shafaieh, Danny Yanez, Erin Edmison, Kendall Storey, Laura Mamelok, and Rohan Kamicheril


For more information about the Globe Trot and for tickets:


Support as of October 8, 2019
For information about sponsorship contact Karen Phillips, [email protected]



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