Words Without Borders
|Masthead||Karen Phillips, Executive Director|
Susan Harris, Editorial Director
Eric M. B. Becker, Editor
|Founder||Alane Salierno Mason, Founder and President|
Dedi Felman, Co-Founder
Samantha Schnee, Founding Editor
|First issue||July–August 2003|
Words Without Borders (WWB) is an international magazine open 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. The first issue appeared in July–August 2003.
Translation and knowledge
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. 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, in 1999 and began publication in 2003.
Words Without Borders has featured many authors from around the globe, translating their works for English-speaking readers, including:
Juan José Millás (2003)
Ingo Schulze (2003)
Adam Zagajewski (2004)
Elena Ferrante (2005)
Alain Mabanckou (2005)
Svetlana Alexievich (2005)
Ko Un (2005)
Olga Tokarczuk (2005)
Tahar Ben Jelloun (2006)
Jon Fosse (2006)
Ismail Kadare (2006)
José Eduardo Agualusa (2007)
Herta Müller (2009)
Glaydah Namukasa (2013)
Radka Denemarková (2014)
Rasha Abbas (2014)
Fouad Laroui (2016)
Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro (2019)
Lina Meruane (2019)
Nona Fernández (2019)
- "About Words Without Borders".
- Elio Vittorini, Conversations in Sicily (Conversazione in Sicilia), intr. by Ernest Hemingway, trans. Alane Salierno Mason, Canongate Books, 2003 (ISBN 1841954500).
- "Alane Salierno Mason Introduces Words without Borders" on bigthink.com, July 17, 2009.
- David Orr, "The Widening Web of Digital Lit", New York Times Book Review, 2004.
- Official website
- Salamon, Julie (February 18, 2004). "Online Magazine Removes Cultural Blinders". The New York Times.
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