The virtual gala will feature bilingual readings with some of the world’s most captivating literary voices, musical performances, and an opportunity to connect with a global literary community. With publisher and poet Daniel Halpern as chair and celebrated author and translator Jhumpa Lahiri as honorary chair, this will be a truly special event. It will also help WWB continue to expand access to eye-opening international writing for readers around the world, fostering connection and exchange across borders.
Words Without Borders is bringing you not just one, but TWO galas so you can attend at a time tailored specifically to your hemisphere:
Western Hemisphere edition: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 (7:00 PM EDT)
Eastern Hemisphere edition: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 (12 PM London (BST), 4:30 PM Delhi (IST), 8 PM Tokyo (JST))
The event will also be recorded and available for streaming on the WWB Youtube channel after it takes place.
Check out the wonderful line-up and get your tickets here.