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Words Without Borders

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Words Without Borders

Founded in 2003, Words Without Borders promotes cultural understanding through the translation, publication, and promotion of the finest contemporary international literature. Our publications and programs open doors for readers of English around the world to the multiplicity of viewpoints, richness of experience, and literary perspective on world events offered by writers in other languages. We seek to connect international writers to the general public, to students and educators, and to print and other media and to serve as a primary online location for a global literary conversation. Learn more about WWB

Articles by Words Without Borders

We’re Hiring: Digital Engagement & Communications Manager
By Words Without Borders
Digital Engagement & Communications ManagerFull-timeRemote (Tristate area preferred)The digital engagement and communications manager will drive audience and engagement growth across Words Without…
9 Dystopian Novels in Translation to Read Now
By Words Without Borders
Recent and forthcoming dystopian fiction from Argentina, Egypt, Iceland, Japan, and more.
WWB’s Most Anticipated Translated Books of 2022
By Words Without Borders
WWB staff, contributors, and board members on the translated books they're most excited about in 2022.
Calvin Baker Joins WWB Board of Directors
By Words Without Borders
Words Without Borders is pleased to announce the election of acclaimed author Calvin Baker to its Board of Directors. “I am a great admirer of Calvin’s writing. A brilliant writer…
The Best Translated Books of 2021
By Words Without Borders
As the year comes to an end, our staff, contributors, and board members look back on their favorite international reads from 2021.Eric M. B. BeckerEditorOne of my most thought-provoking reads…
7 New Voices in English Translation to Read Now
By Words Without Borders
Each year, WWB is proud to offer a platform to dozens of international writers whose work has never before appeared in English translation. As 2021 comes to an end, we’re looking back at some of…
Introducing WWB’s Education Fellow, Allison Tim
By Words Without Borders
We're pleased to welcome Allison Tim as the first-ever WWB education fellow. Allison is a writer, photographer, and budding filmmaker. After graduating from Macalester College with…
Introducing WWB’s Editorial Fellow, Soleil Davíd
By Words Without Borders
We're pleased to welcome Soleil Davíd as a WWB editorial fellow. Soleil is a poet, writer, and translator who moved from the Philippines to the United States at age 17. Her work has…
Introducing WWB’s New Books Editor, Adam Dalva
By Words Without Borders
We’re pleased to welcome Adam Dalva as the new books editor of Words Without Borders.Adam’s writing has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Review of Books, and the Paris…
10 Translated Books about Translators for International Translation Day
By Words Without Borders
Happy International Translation Day! To ensure that you're squeezing in as much translation as possible on this special day, we've made a list of ten great translated books that feature translator…
Children’s Literature in Translation: Gecko Press
By Words Without Borders
In recent years, a proliferation of books in translation for children and young adults has brought imaginative stories from around the world to new readers. We’re speaking with some of the extraordinary…
Naveen Kishore, Renowned Publisher of Seagull Books, to Receive 2021 Ottaway Award
By Words Without Borders
We are pleased to announce that Naveen Kishore, publisher and founder of Seagull Books in Kolkata, will receive the 2021 Words Without Borders Ottaway Award for the Promotion of International Literature.“In…
Introducing WWB’s Digital Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Bruna Dantas Lobato
By Words Without Borders
We’re pleased to welcome Bruna Dantas Lobato as WWB’s digital marketing and communications coordinator. Bruna is a Brazilian writer and literary translator whose writing has…
The Translator Relay: Jayme Costa Pinto
By Words Without Borders
WWB’s Translator Relay features an interview with a different translator every few months. The current month’s translator will choose the next interviewee, adding a different, sixth…
11 Translated Books by Asian Women Writers to Read This #WITMonth
By Words Without Borders
 Happy #WITMonth! To celebrate this special occasion, we've chosen eleven books you won't want to miss by some of our favorite Asian women writers in the WWB archives. From Indonesia,…
The Translator Relay: Karen Sherwood Sotelino
By Words Without Borders
WWB’s Translator Relay features an interview with a different translator every few months. The current month’s translator will choose the next interviewee, adding a different, sixth…
10 New Children’s Books in Translation to Read This Summer
By Words Without Borders
As the days grow hotter and the school year draws to a close, you—and the kids in your life—might have some extra time on your hands. To help you plan your summer reading list, we’ve…
8 Queer Books in Translation to Read Now
By Words Without Borders
For Pride Month 2021, we asked eight writers and translators to recommend their favorite queer titles in translation. The books they shared with us—from Chile, China, Equatorial Guinea,…
Children’s Literature in Translation: Epigram Books
By Words Without Borders
In recent years, a proliferation of books in translation for children and young adults has brought imaginative stories from around the world to new readers. We’re speaking with some of the extraordinary…
The Translator Relay: Adam Morris
By Words Without Borders
WWB’s Translator Relay features an interview with a different translator every few months. The current month’s translator will choose the next interviewee, adding a different, sixth…
Children’s Literature in Translation: Groundwood Books
By Words Without Borders
In recent years, a proliferation of books in translation for children and young adults has brought imaginative stories from around the world to new readers. We’re speaking with some of the extraordinary…
More Than a Literary Movement: Susana Sanches Arins and Valentim Fagim on Reintegrationist Galician
By Words Without Borders
WWB's March issue features writing from Galicia, an autonomous region of northwestern Spain that borders Portugal. Though the Galician language shares a common root with modern Portuguese, Galicia's…
Translated by Jacob Rogers
The Translator Relay: Julia Powers
By Words Without Borders
WWB’s Translator Relay features an interview with a different translator every few months. The current month’s translator will choose the next interviewee, adding a different, sixth…
“In Another Voice”: Kyra Ho on Creating a Poetry Translation Podcast
By Words Without Borders
In the midst of the COVID-19 lockdown, classmates Kyra Ho and Maria Goikhberg created In Another Voice, a podcast dedicated to poetry in translation. In less than a year, they have…
7 Issues of International Women’s Writing to Read on #IWD2021
By Words Without Borders
Happy International Women's Day! In celebration of this special day, we've selected seven outstanding issues of women's writing in translation from the WWB archives. Featuring work from…
Twenty Years of Île en île: A Conversation with Thomas C. Spear
By Words Without Borders
From 1998 until January 2021, Professor Thomas C. Spear edited Île en île, an extensive virtual archive of literature from French-speaking islands and their diasporas. Although there will…
Children’s Literature in Translation: Tapioca Stories
By Words Without Borders
In recent years, a proliferation of books in translation for children and young adults has brought imaginative stories from around the world to new readers. We’re speaking with some of the extraordinary…
Lily Meyer and Mona Kareem Reflect on Close-Up: An Experiment in Reviewing Translation
By Words Without Borders
Today WWB concludes its series Close-Up: An Experiment in Reviewing Translation, in which Lily Meyer and Mona Kareem seek to develop and practice a translation-centric approach…
The Translator Relay: Sophie Duvernoy
By Words Without Borders
WWB’s Translator Relay features an interview with a different translator every few months. The current month’s translator will choose the next interviewee, adding a different, sixth…
Our Favorite International Reads of 2020 (and What We’ll Be Reading in 2021)
By Words Without Borders
As the year comes to an end, our staff, contributors, and board members share their favorite international reads from 2020 and the titles they’re looking forward to in 2021.Eric M. B.…
The Best Translated Books You Missed in 2020
By Words Without Borders
As we approach the end of 2020, we’ve been speaking with translators, critics, publishers, writers, and booksellers about outstanding books in translation that readers might have…
Tara Parsons Joins WWB Board of Directors
By Words Without Borders
Words Without Borders is pleased to announce the election of Tara Parsons, Associate Publisher of the HarperOne Group, to its Board of Directors. “Tara's expertise and leadership in…
The Translator Relay: Jack Jung
By Words Without Borders
WWB’s Translator Relay features an interview with a different translator every few months. The current month’s translator will choose the next interviewee, adding a different, sixth…
Introducing WWB’s Assistant Editor and Development Associate, Nina Perrotta
By Words Without Borders
We’re pleased to welcome Nina Perrotta as WWB’s assistant editor and development associate. Nina is a writer, editor, and translator from Spanish and Portuguese. Prior to joining WWB, she…
Children’s Literature in Translation: Levine Querido
By Words Without Borders
In recent years, a proliferation of books in translation for children and young adults has brought imaginative stories from around the world to new readers. We’re speaking with some of the extraordinary…
“Glaciers and Oceans and the Next Hundred Years”: A Conversation with Andri Snær Magnason
By Words Without Borders
In his forthcoming book On Time and Water, an excerpt of which appears in our October 2020 Climate issue, and in his TED talk, Icelandic writer Andri Snær Magnason combines science, myth, and…
Introducing WWB’s Editorial Fellow, Varun Nayar
By Words Without Borders
We're pleased to welcome Varun Nayar as a WWB editorial fellow. Varun is a writer, editor, and researcher from Delhi, India. He was most recently the nonfiction editor of Asymptote, and…
An Interview with WWB Poetry Contest Winners Enrique Villasis and Bernard Capinpin
By Words Without Borders
“Birds in Flight, 1965” by Enrique Villasis, translated from Filipino by Bernard Capinpin, was one of four winners of WWB’s 2020 Poems in Translation contest, presented…
“This Catastrophe That Is Called Lebanon”: A Conversation with Mazen Kerbaj
By Words Without Borders
Lebanese comics artist and musician Mazen Kerbaj first appeared in Words Without Borders in February 2008, in our second graphic novel issue. Since then he’s contributed six more pieces, most recently…
New Canons: 9 Anthologies of Translated Literature
By Words Without Borders
In honor of International Translation Day, we’ve compiled a list of nine of the most innovative anthologies of translated literature from the past two decades. These collections move beyond the…
An Interview with WWB Poetry Contest Winners Yau Ching and Chenxin Jiang
By Words Without Borders
“Trial Run” by Yau Ching, translated from Chinese by Chenxin Jiang, was one of four winners of WWB’s 2020 Poems in Translation contest, presented in partnership with the Academy…
The Translator Relay: Don Mee Choi
By Words Without Borders
WWB’s Translator Relay features an interview with a different translator every few months. The current month’s translator will choose the next interviewee, adding a different, sixth…
An Interview with WWB Poetry Contest Winner Bryan Mendoza
By Words Without Borders
Bryan Mendoza’s translation of Julio Pazos Barrera's “Pegasus Autopsy” was one of four winners of WWB’s 2020 Poems in Translation contest, presented in partnership…
An Interview with WWB Poetry Contest Winner Nguyễn-Hoàng Quyên
By Words Without Borders
Making texts that are potentially wrong or slippery keeps me heedful of officious frames of correctness.
Shining a Light on Children’s Books in Translation: Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp on World Kid Lit Month
By Words Without Borders
September is World Kid Lit Month—a celebration of translated literature for young people. We invited World Kid Lit advocate and children’s book translator Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp to tell us about…
9 Translated Books by Black Women Writers to Read This #WITMonth
By Words Without Borders
This #WITMonth, we're spotlighting books by some of our favorite Black women writers in translation. From Haiti and Cabo Verde, Italy and Equatorial Guinea, the books below span continents…
The Translator Relay: Kristin Dykstra
By Words Without Borders
 WWB’s Translator Relay features an interview with a different translator every few months. The current month’s translator will choose the next interviewee, adding a different,…
The Complete WWB Decameron
By Words Without Borders
A little over ten weeks ago, as borders were closing and our world convulsed in the COVID-19 pandemic, we asked ourselves how we could join together with our readers for solace, stimulation, and contact…
8 Queer Books in Translation to Read This Pride Month
By Words Without Borders
This year, Pride Month comes at a momentous and grief-stricken time. As queer communities around the world take to the streets in the fight for racial justice, many are also working to raise awareness…
The Translator Relay: Urayoán Noel
By Words Without Borders
WWB’s Translator Relay features an interview with a different translator every few months. The current month’s translator will choose the next interviewee, adding a different, sixth…
Lily Meyer and Mona Kareem on Their New Series, Close-Up: An Experiment in Reviewing Translation
By Words Without Borders
Today WWB launches its new series Close-Up: An Experiment in Reviewing Translation, a response to the dearth of book reviews that take translators and translation into account. In the conversation…
11 Indie Presses Recommend Books in Translation for World Book Day 2020
By Words Without Borders
This year, World Book Day comes at a difficult moment for book publishers, as well as for writers, translators, and readers. We thought we’d take the occasion to trumpet some of our favorite…
International Booksellers Recommend 11 Translated Books to Read Right Now
By Words Without Borders
Over the past several weeks, we at Words Without Borders have been thinking about how to best support our community of international writers, translators, and booksellers through the COVID-19 crisis.…
The Translator Relay: Regina Galasso
By Words Without Borders
WWB’s Translator Relay features an interview with a different translator every few months. The current month’s translator will choose the next interviewee, adding a different, sixth…
For International Women’s Day, Nine Translated Books by Women to Read in 2020
By Words Without Borders
In celebration of International Women’s Day, we’re looking ahead to the translated literature by women that we’re most excited about in 2020. Here are the books at the top of our…
Words Without Borders Receives 2020 National Endowment for the Arts Grant
By Words Without Borders
New York, New York, January 16, 2020—The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced yesterday awards totaling more than $27 million in its first funding round of fiscal year 2020, including an…
Our Favorite International Reads from 2019 (and What We’ll Be Reading in 2020)
By Words Without Borders
As the year draws to a close, our staff, contributors, and board members share their favorite works-in-translation of 2019 and the titles they’re looking forward to in 2020.Eric M. B. BeckerEditorTo…
The Best Translated Books You Missed in 2019
By Words Without Borders
As we approach the end of the year, we’ve been speaking with translators, critics, publishers, writers, and booksellers about excellent works in translation that you may have missed in your…
Your Holiday Gift Guide to Reading in Translation
By Words Without Borders
This holiday season give friends and family the gift of literature from around the world. Here are our recommendations of exciting recent international titles for all of the readers in your…
Photographing the Amazon: An Interview with Eliseu Cavalcante
By Words Without Borders
We spoke with Brazilian photographer Eliseu Cavalcante—whose work focuses on marginalized groups, environmental issues, and social change—about his photo series documenting life in the Amazon,…
Children’s Literature in Translation: Amazon Crossing Kids
By Words Without Borders
In recent years, a proliferation of books in translation for children and young adults has brought imaginative stories from around the world to new readers. We’re speaking with some of the extraordinary…
An Interview with WWB Poetry Contest Winner Jacob Rogers
By Words Without Borders
Jacob Rogers’s translation of “An Apocryphal History of the Discovery of Migration” by Alba Cid was one of four winners of WWB’s poetry in translation contest, presented in…
An Interview with WWB Poetry Contest Winners Lee Young-ju and Jae Kim
By Words Without Borders
“Roommate, Woman” by Lee Young-ju, translated from Korean by Jae Kim, was one of four winners of WWB’s poetry in translation contest, presented in partnership with the Academy of…
An Interview with WWB Poetry Contest Winners Claudia Masin and Robin Myers
By Words Without Borders
“Tomboy” by Claudia Masin, translated from Spanish by Robin Myers, was one of four winners of WWB’s poetry in translation contest, presented in partnership with the Academy of American…
An Interview with WWB Poetry Contest Winners Dorothy Tse and Natascha Bruce
By Words Without Borders
“Cloth Birds” by Dorothy Tse, translated from Chinese by Natascha Bruce, was one of four winners of WWB’s poetry in translation contest, presented in partnership with the Academy…
Edith Grossman, Renowned Translator and Advocate for Translation, to Receive 2019 Ottaway Award
By Words Without Borders
We are pleased to announce that Edith Grossman will receive the 2019 Ottaway Award for the Promotion of International Literature.“In a career that spans over half a century—translating, teaching…
The Translator Relay: Chantal Ringuet
By Words Without Borders
WWB’s Translator Relay features an interview with a different translator every few months. The current month’s translator will choose the next interviewee, adding a different, sixth…
Introducing WWB’s Digital Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Susannah Greenblatt
By Words Without Borders
We’re pleased to welcome Susannah Greenblatt as WWB’s digital marketing and communications coordinator. Susannah is a writer, filmmaker, and translator from the Spanish, and she…
The Translator Relay: Lazer Lederhendler
By Words Without Borders
WWB’s Translator Relay features an interview with a different translator every few months. The current month’s translator will choose the next interviewee, adding a different, sixth…
An Interview with Ma Jian and Flora Drew
By Words Without Borders
We spoke with Chinese author Ma Jian and his English-language translator, Flora Drew, who is also his partner, about their collaboration on his work. Words Without Borders (WWB): Flora—are you Ma…
Our 2019 PEN World Voices Festival Itinerary
By Words Without Borders
The fifteenth annual PEN World Voices Festival kicks off today in New York City. From May 6–12, writers from around the world will participate in conversations, readings, translation…
International Literary Women & Organizations that Balance for Better
By Words Without Borders
For International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating women and organizations from around the globe who advocate for greater gender parity in the literary world. Through publishing and activism,…
An Interview with Réka Mán-Várhegyi
By Words Without Borders
Réka Mán-Várhegyi’s story “Woman Striker Has Killer Left Foot,” translated by Owen Good, was performed as a part of WWB’s Selected Shorts event at Symphony…
An Interview with Yalçın Tosun
By Words Without Borders
Yalçın Tosun’s story “Muzaffer and Bananas,” translated by Abby Comstock-Gay, was performed as a part of WWB’s Selected Shorts event at Symphony Space on Wednesday,…
An Interview with Évelyne Trouillot
By Words Without Borders
Évelyne Trouillot’s story “Detour,” translated by Paul Curtis Daw, was performed as a part of WWB’s Selected Shorts event at Symphony Space in New York City on…
Words Without Borders Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant
By Words Without Borders
New York, New York, February 13, 2019—The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced today awards totaling more than $27 million in its first funding round of fiscal year 2019, including an…
The Translator Relay: Helen Mintz
By Words Without Borders
WWB’s Translator Relay features an interview with a different translator every other month. The current month’s translator will choose the next interviewee, adding a different, sixth…
Our Favorite International Reads from 2018 (and What We’ll Be Reading in 2019)
By Words Without Borders
As the year draws to a close, our staff, contributors, and board members share their favorite works-in-translation of 2018 and the titles they’re looking forward to in 2019.Elisa Wouk…
The Translator Relay
By Words Without Borders
WWB’s Translator Relay features an interview with a different translator every few months. The current featured translator chooses the next interviewee, adding a different, sixth question.Featured…
WWB Partners with Poets.org to Bring International Poetry to More Readers
By Words Without Borders
WWB is thrilled to announce a content partnership with the Academy of American Poets, who will be sharing poems in translation originally published in Words Without Borders on Poets.org.…
Look Who’s Coming to the WWB Gala on October 30!
By Words Without Borders
Amitav Ghosh, Dunya Mikhail, Katie Kitamura, Andre Dubus III, Ann Goldstein, Edith Grossman, Esther Allen, and Martin Puchner are among the stellar writers and translators who will mingle with guests…
Our Guide to the 2018 Brooklyn Book Festival & Bookend Events
By Words Without Borders
The Brooklyn Book Festival is coming up on Sunday, September 16, with a wonderful lineup of literary luminaries. The festival is preceded by a week of exciting Bookend Events, including Words…
Chad W. Post to Receive WWB Ottaway Award
By Words Without Borders
We are pleased to announce that Chad W. Post, director of Open Letter Books and managing editor of Three Percent, will receive the 2018 Words Without Borders Ottaway Award for the Promotion of International…
Words Without Borders One of Three Winners of Inaugural Whiting Literary Magazine Prizes
By Words Without Borders
Words Without Borders, A Public Space, and Fence to receive first annual awards for outstanding literary magazinesWords Without Borders (WWB) has been named a winner of the inaugural Whiting…
Introducing Mandana Naviafar
By Words Without Borders
We’re pleased to welcome Mandana Naviafar, who will be working with Nadia Kalman on our education program, Words Without Borders Campus, this summer. Originally from Tehran, Iran, Mandana is currently…
WWB Campus Receives Honorable Mention for National Book Foundation’s Innovations in Reading Prize
By Words Without Borders
The Education Website Brings Eye-opening World Literature into the ClassroomWWB Campus, the education initiative of Words Without Borders, has received an honorable mention for the 2018 Innovations in…
Words Without Borders Celebrates 15 Years of Publishing New International Writing
By Words Without Borders
Special anniversary issue looks back at magazine’s impact on writersWords Without Borders has launched its fifteenth anniversary with the publication of a special issue, “The World Through…
Dispatches from the 2018 PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature
By Words Without Borders
The PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature returned for its fourteenth year with a week of events centered on the theme “Resist and Reimagine.” Didn’t make…
Our 2018 PEN World Voices Festival Itinerary
By Words Without Borders
The fourteenth annual PEN World Voices Festival kicks off on Monday in New York City. From April 16–22, more than 165 writers from around the world will participate in conversations, readings, translation…
International Women Writers and Translators Who Press for Progress
By Words Without Borders
In celebration of International Women’s Day, meet women writers and translators from around the world who are pressing for progress through their activism and their literature.Writing Outside…
Introducing WWB’s Editorial Fellow, Núria Codina
By Words Without Borders
We are very pleased to welcome Núria Codina as an editorial fellow! Núria is a researcher, lecturer, and translator from Barcelona. She holds a PhD in comparative literature from…
Introducing WWB’s New Watchlist Curator, Tobias Carroll
By Words Without Borders
We’re pleased to welcome Tobias Carroll as the new curator of WWB’s Watchlist. Tobias is the managing editor of Vol.1 Brooklyn and the author of the short…
Lisa Lucas on the National Book Award for Translated Literature
By Words Without Borders
The National Book Foundation recently announced the addition of a National Book Award for Translated Literature. Joining the awards in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people’s literature,…
Interviews with Publishers of Children’s Literature in Translation
By Words Without Borders
In recent years, a proliferation of books in translation for children and young adults has brought imaginative stories from around the world to new readers. We spoke with some of the extraordinary…
Our Guide to the 2018 ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival
By Words Without Borders
The 2018 ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival kicks off tomorrow, Thursday, January 25. Now in its eleventh year, the five-day festival, and the accompanying Jaipur BookMark program, brings together…
Three New Members Join WWB Board of Directors
By Words Without Borders
Words Without Borders is pleased to announce the election of three new members to its Board of Directors: Abe Hsuan, Jennifer Moross, and Rebecca Servadio.“With their diverse international backgrounds…
Introducing WWB’s Development Associate, Segacy Roberts!
By Words Without Borders
We’re pleased to welcome Segacy Roberts as the development associate at Words Without Borders. After graduating from Dartmouth with a degree in English literature, Segacy returned…
Our Favorite International Reads from 2017 (and What We’ll Be Reading in 2018)
By Words Without Borders
As the year draws to a close, our staff, board members, and contributors share their favorite works-in-translation of 2017 and the titles they’re looking forward to in 2018.Corinna BarsanBoard Member…
The 2017 Best of the Blog: International Women Writers, Translation in Film, and more
By Words Without Borders
It has been an exciting year on WWB Daily! Here are some of our most-read blog articles of 2017, including classic stories brought into new languages and to the big screen, international women writers…
Your Holiday Gift Guide for Reading in Translation
By Words Without Borders
This holiday season give friends and family the gift of the world on the page. Here are our recommendations for all of the readers in your life.For children and the young at heart, get lost in the vivid,…
NYFA Immigrant Artist Program Literary Series
By Words Without Borders
Words Without Borders partnered with the New York Foundation for the Arts’s Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program (IAP) on the following series, which features essays by current and former…
The 2017 Words Without Borders Gala & Globe Trot
By Words Without Borders
Last Wednesday evening WWB staff, board members, contributors, supporters, and readers gathered at Tribeca 360 to celebrate our fourteenth anniversary and to honor Jill Schoolman, founder and publisher…
Meet the Writers Hosting the 2017 WWB Gala!
By Words Without Borders
Masha Gessen, Osama Alomar, Uzodinma Iweala, and Idra Novey are just a few of the 26 outstanding writers and translators who will join us for our annual celebration this November, chaired by James…
Get Ready to Globe Trot on November 1st!
By Words Without Borders
Tickets are now on sale for WWB’s fourth annual Globe Trot, happening on November 1st at Tribeca Three Sixty!This annual celebration welcomes young publishing professionals, translators, and some…
Our Guide to the 2017 Brooklyn Book Festival & Bookend Events
By Words Without Borders
The Brooklyn Book Festival is this Sunday, with a stellar lineup of literary conversations, preceded by exciting Bookend events all this week, beginning with tonight’s kickoff party. On…
Celebrate with WWB on November 1st!
By Words Without Borders
Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Words Without Borders Gala. Hosted by Maaza Mengiste with honorary chair Ian Buruma, the gala will be held Wednesday, November 1 at  Tribeca Three…
Introducing WWB’s New Book Review Editor, Miguel Conde!
By Words Without Borders
We’re pleased to welcome Miguel Conde as the new book review editor of Words Without Borders.Miguel is an editor and journalist based in Rio de Janeiro. He worked for eight years as a reporter and…
A Reading List for World Refugee Day
By Words Without Borders
On World Refugee Day, and as we honor the courage and the strength of the millions of people fleeing or forcibly displaced by war, violence, and famine, we at WWB are revisiting stories in our archives that…
WWB Contributor Jessica Cohen Awarded 2017 Man Booker International Prize
By Words Without Borders
Congratulations to longtime Words Without Borders contributor Jessica Cohen, who has been awarded the 2017 Man Booker International Prize, along with David Grossman, for the translation of A…
Words Without Borders Launches WWB Campus
By Words Without Borders
Words Without Borders is thrilled to announce the public launch of our online education program, WWB Campus, which offers students and educators a window into other cultures through literature.The resource…
Jill Schoolman to Receive WWB Ottaway Award
By Words Without Borders
We are thrilled to announce that Jill Schoolman, founder and publisher of Archipelago Books, has been selected to receive the 2017 Words Without Borders Ottaway Award for the Promotion of International…
Translation Groups Respond to U.S. Travel Ban
By Words Without Borders
February 1, 2017—Words Without Borders has joined others in the translation community in issuing the following statement on an executive order that restricts immigrant and refugee entry into the…
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