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2020 Words Without Borders Virtual Gala

October 27, 2020 7:00 pm


Words Without Borders
Virtual Gala 

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 7PM EDT


Celebrate literature that opens a window on the world.

Join us for an evening of . . . 

• Readings by National Book Award nominee Megha Majumdar, Booker Prize finalist Maaza Mengiste, and other captivating literary voices from around the world 

• Intimate performances by world-class musicians

• Opportunities to connect with a global literary community

Stay tuned as we announce more featured guests in the coming weeks!





Ticket Information:

•General Admission: $50
• Donor tickets with access to intimate breakout sessions with featured authors start at $150
• In an effort to make our event as accessible as possible, we are pleased to offer a reduced-rate ticket option this year. For more information, contact [email protected].

The evening's events will be closed-captioned and broadcast the following day for our readers and friends in other time zones.


We are grateful for the support of our Gala Host Committee, Publishing Champions, and Media Partners:


Host Committee:

Judith Curr, President & Publisher, HarperOne Group

Honorary Chair
Maaza Mengiste, Finalist, 2020 Booker Prize

Abe Hsuan
Jenny Staff Johnson
Alane Salierno Mason
Jennifer Moross
Jim Ottaway, Jr.
Kalpana Raina
Samantha Schnee
Rebecca Servadio
Douglas Unger
Margo Viscusi

Publishing Champions:
Maria B. Campbell Associates
Other Press
London Literary Scouting
W. W. Norton & Co
Amazon Crossing
Penguin Random House

Media Partners:
The Common
American Literary Translators Association
The Offing
World Literature Today
Lambda Literary
Restless Books

Support as of October 1, 2020.

For information about sponsorship contact Karen M. Phillips, [email protected].

To become a media partner, please contact Susannah Greenblatt, [email protected].

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