Around the Globe: International Diversity in YA Writing
Words without Borders and The New York Public Library will host a panel on diverse and international voices in young adult literature, at the NYPL. Editor, author, and professor of Library Sciences Marc Aronson will serve as moderator of the discussion. Panelists include Padma Venkatraman, Briony Everroad, Roxanne Hsu-Feldman, and publisher Arthur A. Levine. The event dovetails with WWB’s December issue, which spotlights the best contemporary YA writing from around the world.
Admission to the panel is free, however tickets must be reserved in advance.
About Words Without Borders:
Founded in 2003, Words without Borders is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of cultural understanding through the translation, publication, and promotion of international literature. To date WWB has translated over 1,900 pieces of prose and poetry representing 103 languages by writers from 126 countries. WWB has been featured in the New York Times, the New York Times Book Review, the Boston Globe, theGuardian (UK), Vanity Fair, and the Chronicle of Higher Education, as well as in various foreign-language papers and numerous literary blogs. Anthologies of international literature include Literature from the Axis of Evil, Tablet and Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East, and The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry. WWB’s most recent e-anthology is Words without Borders: The Best of the First Ten Years.