Join WWB on Wednesday, October 25, at 6:00 PM EDT, as we celebrate a major milestone: twenty years of publishing and promoting the world’s vital literary voices.
The annual WWB gala is the international literary party of the season, featuring a lively pre-dinner cocktail, moving multilingual readings, and a delicious dinner in the company of our exciting literary hosts. Our popular Globe Trot after-party will follow the event on site. Ilya Kaminsky will serve as the honorary chair of the gala, and Merve Emre will host the event. Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased at the link above.
The 2023 WWB Gala literary hosts:
Author of A Nearby Country Called Love
Writer and translator of José Martí: Selected Writings
Author of The Book of Eve
Author of A Skunk in My Bunk!
Award-winning translator of Andrey Kurkov’s Grey Bees
Author; translator of Martín Kohan’s Confessions
Award-winning author of Life in a Country Album
Author of A Brief History of Living Forever
Author of The Marvelous Mirza Girls
Author of the forthcoming novel My Beloved Life (Feb. 2024)
Author of The Other Americans
Author of The Shadow King
Author of Music for the Dead and Resurrected
Author of Rotten Evidence: Reading and Writing in an Egyptian Prison
Author of The Fishermen
Author of Tracy Flick Can’t Win
Staff writer at The New Yorker
Playwright of Salesman之死
Novuyo Rosa Tshuma
Author of the novel Digging Stars
Katherine Vaz Cerf
Author of Above the Salt
Translator of The Iliad
With special thanks to our Gala Champions:
Armory Square Prize for South Asian Literature in Translation
The Gernert Company
Hachette Book Group
Ingram Content Group
Irwin & Hsuan LLP
London Literary Scouting
Maria B. Campbell Associates
Open Road Integrated Media
Penguin Random House
The Phyllis and Bennett Cerf Foundation
The Robbins Office, Inc.
Simon & Schuster
Susanna Lea Associates
United Talent Agency
And the Gala Host Committee:
Maria B. Campbell, Chair
Tara Parsons, Vice Chair
Amy and Peter Bernstein
Richard d’Albert and Catherine Greenman
Toan Huynh and Jonathan Schorr
Jenny Staff Johnson
Alane Salierno Mason
Jim Ottaway, Jr.
Agnes Ahlander Turner
Anthony and Margo Viscusi
American Literary Translators Association
City of Asylum
Can’t make it to New York? Join us at the Virtual Gala on November 2nd!
If you’d like to make a donation to the gala, you can use the “Make a Donation” field below or mail a check made out to Words Without Borders to the WWB office:
Words Without Borders
147 Prince Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
For any questions, please reach out to us at email@example.com.
A note about COVID-19 safety
We encourage all attendees to be up to date on vaccinations and to take a rapid test the day of the event. If you test positive and/or have symptoms, please stay home. Masks are not required but are welcome and encouraged.