Words Without Borders

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Words Without Borders
Editor Rohan Kamicheril
Frequency Monthly
Founder Alane Salierno Mason, Founder and President
Dedi Felman, Co-Founder
Samantha Schnee, Founding Editor
Year founded 2003
First issue July–August 2003
Language English
Website wordswithoutborders.org
ISSN 19361459

Words Without Borders (WWB) is an international magazine opened to international exchange through translation, publication, and promotion of the world’s best writing and authors who are not easily accessible to English-speaking readers.

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Words without Borders promotes cultural understanding through the translation, publication, and promotion of the finest contemporary international literature. It publishes a monthly magazine of literature in translation and organizes special events that connect foreign writers to the public; it also develops materials for high school and college teachers and provides an online resource center for contemporary global writing.[1] Words without Borders is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts and the Lannan Foundation, among others. Words without Borders was founded by Alane Salierno Mason, translator of Elio Vittorini,[2] in 1999[3] and began publication in 2003.

David Orr, in The New York Times, compliments the "intelligence and idealism" of WWB.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ About WWB
  2. ^ Elio Vittorini, Conversations in Sicily (Conversazione in Sicilia), (intr. by Ernest Hemingway), translat. by Alane Salierno Mason, Cannongate 2003 (ISBN 1841954500)
  3. ^ Alane Salierno Mason Introduces Words without Borders on bigthink.com
  4. ^ D.Orr, New York Times Book Review: The Widening Web of Digital Lit, 2004

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