Words Without Borders seeks nominations for the fourth annual Ottaway Award for the Promotion of International Literature. The deadline to submit a nomination is Monday, February 15, 2016. The honoree will be announced in March.

Named in honor of the first chair of Words Without Borders, James H. Ottaway, Jr., the award recognizes individuals who have taken extraordinary steps to advance literature in translation into English. In accordance with the mission of Words Without Borders, the awardee will be selected on the basis of his or her efforts to build cultural understanding by advancing popular awareness of international writers and literatures.

Past awardees are Drenka WillenCarol Brown Janeway, and Sara Bershtel.

The 2016 Ottaway Award will be presented this fall at the annual Words Without Borders gala dinner in New York City. 

Please fill out the online form to submit a nomination. Only those nominations submitted via the online form will be reviewed.

Words Without Borders

Founded in 2003, Words Without Borders is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of global understanding through the translation, publication, and promotion of international literature. To date WWB has published over 2,000 pieces of literature and poetry representing 109 languages by writers from 129 countries. Our publications and programs open doors for readers of English around the world to the multiplicity of viewpoints, richness of experience, and literary perspective on world events offered by writers in other languages. We seek to connect international literary writers to the general public, to students and educators, and to print and other media and to serve as a primary online location for a global literary conversation.

For additional information, please contact:  

Contact: Karen Phillips, Executive Director

Organization Name: Words Without Borders

Telephone Number: (917) 903-8717

Email Address: press@wordswithoutborders.org

Web site Address: www.wordswithoutborders.org