Nominations for 2015 Ottaway Award for the Promotion of International Literature Are Now Open

Just got this in the mail from Words Without Borders, and am going to share it in full and encourage all of you to nominate your favorite international lit promoter. Past winners have been Carol Janeway Brown and Drenka Willen—two amazing publishing people.

It’s really exciting to see this award continuing, and interesting to see who will win, since there are dozens of deserving candidates out there.

Dear Colleagues:

Words without Borders is seeking nominations for the 2015 Ottaway Award for the Promotion of International Literature. Named in honor of our first board chair, the Ottaway Award recognizes individuals who have taken extraordinary steps to advance literature in translation. 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 by advancing popular awareness of international writers and literatures.

The Ottaway Award is presented each fall at the annual Words without Borders Gala in New York City.

As a member of our community, we hope you will take the time to help us find our 2015 honoree by submitting a nomination through our online form by Friday, March 6, 2015. Only those nominations submitted via our online form will be reviewed. The recipient will be announced in April.

We look forward to receiving your nomination and encourage you to circulate this message within your networks.

Karen Phillips
Executive Director

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