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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 ...

Nominations for the 2014 Ottaway Award for the Promotion of International Literature

The deadline to nominate people for this year’s Ottaway Award for the Promotion of International Literature (run by Words Without Borders) is coming up fast . . . If you want to nominate someone, you have to fill out the form below and email it to Karen Phillips (karen [at] wordswithoutborders.org) before Friday, May ...

Give Words Without Borders a Little Valentine's Love

Thanks to an anonymous donor, from now until February 18th, donations up to $5,000 to Words Without Borders will be matched. So, instead of investing in lame chocolates, or those gross crunchy heart candies, or a pandora necklace from Kay’s Jewelers, you should give your Valentine’s Day budget over to a more ...

Words Without Borders: The Oulipo Issue

Aside from every stupid Buzzfeed list ever, the number one link I’ve seen on my social media networks over the past few days has been to the new Words Without Borders issue. On the one hand, this is a testament to the amazingness of WWB; on the other, it illustrates that the vast majority of my friends are book nerds ...

"Words Without Borders: The Best of the First Ten Years" [A Book to Buy]

The other week, we mentioned the Words Without Borders gala celebrating their first ten years of existence. Well, to celebrate their first 10 years, WWB has released a special anthology that’s definitely worth buying—not only because it’s loaded with great writing, but also because sales of this volume go ...

Words Without Borders' 10th Anniversary Gala

A couple weeks ago, Words Without Borders celebrated their 10th year with a baller fundraising gala where Drenka Willen received the inaugural James H. Ottaway, Jr. Award for the Promotion of International Literature. (The best write-up about this, and about Drenka in general, is the one Sal Robinson wrote for MobyLives. Sal ...

Words Without Borders is Looking for a New ED

For the right person, this is such a great opportunity, which is why I thought I’d just post the whole listing: Executive Director, Words Without Borders Full time, From Home (May change in future) Reports to: Board of Directors Words without Borders (wordswithoutborders.org) promotes cultural understanding ...