Glimpses of Octavio Paz: A Centennial Celebration

2014 marks one hundred years since the birth of Octavio Paz, renowned Mexican poet, essayist, diplomat, and Nobel Laureate. On October 6th, as part of a weeklong centennial celebration, the Americas Society, the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, Poets House, and Instituto Cervantes New York hosted…...read more »
Image of Help Yourself: An Interview with Alona Kimhi

Help Yourself: An Interview with Alona Kimhi

I met with Alona Kimhi at a Czech café in New York’s West Village on a furiously rainy day this past spring. She was still shaking the rain off her trenchcoat as we sat down to talk about her latest book, Lily La Tigresse, translated by Dalya Bilu, which follows Lily, the book’s dental…...read more »

The Week in Translation

GO what: The Bridge Series: Gregory Rabassa, Samantha Schnee, and Carmen Boullosa on translation and Latin American literature when: Wednesday, October 29, 8pm where: McNally Jackson, 52 Prince Street, NYC 10012 more info: http://ow.ly/CGaLH what: Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference when: June…...read more »
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Translator Relay: Karen Emmerich

Our "Translator Relay" series features a new interview each month. This month's translator will choose the next interviewee, adding a different, sixth question. For October's installment, Bill Johnston passed the baton to Karen Emmerich, a prolific translator of Modern Greek poetry and prose. Her…...read more »

Translating Heart First: Translation Workshop with Maureen Freely

Among an already special series of Fall Semester events marking the fiftieth anniversary of the Iowa translation MFA, a working workshop session for us current MFA students guest-led by Maureen Freely was a highlight among highlights. A novelist, journalist, translator, activist, professor, and the newest…...read more »

The Week in Translation

GO what: WWB: New Writing from Guatemala with Eduardo Halfon, Rodrigo Fuentes, and Idra Novey. when: Tuesday, October 14, 7pm where: Community Bookstore, 143, 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. what: The Bridge Series: Gregory Rabassa, Samantha Schnee, and Carmen Boullosa on translation and Latin American literature…...read more »
Image of The City and the Writer: In Atlanta with Erica Wright

The City and the Writer: In Atlanta with Erica Wright

If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains.  —Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities Can you describe the mood of Atlanta as you feel/see it? In a Paris Review…...read more »

The 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature: It’s Patrick Modiano

The 2014 Nobel Prize in literature goes to France's Patrick Modiano. In its announcement, the Swedish Academy praised Modiano “for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation." Modiano is well known in France,…...read more »

The Week in Translation

GO what: WWB: New Writing from Guatemala with Eduardo Halfon, Rodrigo Fuentes, and Idra Novey. when: October 14, 7pm where: Community Bookstore, 143, 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. what: Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference when: June 1-7, 2015 where: Bread Loaf Campus of Middlebury College, Ripton, VT…...read more »

New in Bulgarian: “Sunflowers for Maria” by Kerana Angelova

Kerana Angelova is a Bulgarian writer whose works would appeal to readers anywhere in the world because she deals with universal themes of the human soul: love, pain, time, god, violence, and happiness. What makes her special is the beauty of her words, the subtle transitions between fantasy and reality…...read more »

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WWB Celebrates Its 2014 Gala and the First Annual Globe Trot

The 2014 Words without Borders Gala 

Join us for the 2014 Words without Borders Gala on October 28, 2014 at Tribeca Three Sixty. We will honor Carol Brown Janeway with the 2014 Ottaway Award for the Promotion of International Literature, presented by Luiz Schwarcz. We'll also launch our new online education initiative, WWB Campus.

Special guests include Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, Yiyun Li, Valzhyna Mort, and many more.

Cocktails: 6:30 pm
Dinner: 7:00 pm
After-party: 9:00 pm
Cocktail attire.
 
Buy your tickets now: wwb-gala-2014.eventbrite.com 

 

The First Annual Words without Borders Globe Trot

Join us for a celebration of international literature at the first annual
Words without Borders GLOBE TROT

Presented by the WWB Young Publishers Committee and co-hosts
Rivka Galchen, Dinaw Mengestu, Jess Row, Téa Obreht, and Tiphanie Yanique 

Refreshments from Grey Goose, Brooklyn Brewery, Baked, Momofuku Milkbar, FIKA, and Harlem Floridita

 

Music from DJs Ryan Chapman, Jason Diamond, and Dave Sharma

Door prizes from Phaidon, McNally Jackson, and Momofuku

Tickets: $25 in advance, $35 at the door

The event follows the Words without Borders Gala. Buy your tickets over here.


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