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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 Sixty° in New York City. An outstanding group of authors and translators will join us as we celebrate the power of international literature and honor Jill Schoolman with the 2017 Ottaway Award for the Promotion of International Literature, presented to her by Edwin Frank. See the full list of special guests below.

This year’s gala will be followed by the fourth annual Globe Trot after-party, open to gala guests and newcomers alike. More details to come.

Words Without Borders Gala
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Tribeca Three Sixty° – 10 Desbrosses Street, New York, NY 10013


Jill Schoolman,
founder and publisher of Archipelago Books

with the 2017 Ottaway Award for the Promotion of International Literature

Presented by

Edwin Frank


Maaza Mengiste

Gala Chair

James H. Ottaway, Jr.

Honorary Chair

Ian Buruma


Hosts of the 2016 Globe Trot after-party: Imbolo Mbue, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Kirstin Valdez Quade, Carlos Labbé, and Katie Kitamura.

Gala Host Committee

Richard d’Albert & Catherine Greenman
Maria B. Campbell
Cheryl Henson & Ed Finn
Anthony Knerr
Maaza Mengiste
Kalpana Raina
Sarah Salih von Maltzahn
Samantha Schnee
Jonathan Schorr & Toan Huynh
Richard Sennett
Felicitas S. Thorne
Anthony & Margo Viscusi

Literary Table Hosts

Elliot Ackerman
Osama Alomar
Sinan Antoon
Alexander Chee
Jennifer Clement
Álvaro Enrigue
Masha Gessen
Georgi Gospodinov
Uzodinma Iweala
Katie Kitamura
Hari Kunzru
Valeria Luiselli
Alia Malek
Idra Novey
Gregory Pardlo
​Silvana Paternostro
Rakesh Satyal

Globe Trot Hosts

Hala Alyan
Alex Gilvarry
Jaroslav Kalfar
Katrine Øgaard Jensen
Kanishk Tharoor
Jenny Zhang

As of September 6, 2017


Published Sep 7, 2017   Copyright 2017 Words Without Borders

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