The Ottaway Award for the Promotion of International Literature
Named in honor of the first chair of Words without Borders, the James H. Ottaway, Jr. Award for the Promotion of International Literature recognizes individuals who have taken extraordinary steps to advance literature in translation in the United States. In accordance with the mission of Words without Borders, the awardee will be selected on the basis of his or her efforts to build cultural understanding through the publication and promotion of international literature. In 2013, esteemed book editor Drenka Willen received the inaugural Ottaway Award. Read about the first Ottaway Award presentation here. The 2014 award will be presented at our annual gala dinner in New York on Tuesday, October 28, 2014.