Words Without Borders to host panel on international diversity in YA


Words without Borders will host a panel on international diversity in YA literature at the New York Public Library on December 10th to celebrate the release of its new issue “Around the Globe: International YA Writing.”

Panelists at the event will include Padma Venkatraman (Climbing The Stairs), freelance editor and translator Briony Everroad, librarian Roxanne Hsu-Feldman, Marc Aronson (The Eyes of the World: The Story of Robert Capa and Gerda Taro), and publisher Arthur A. Levine.

The new issue of Words without Borders takes a look at young adult literature from the around the world and includes voices from Georgia, Sweden, Norway, Bangladesh, South Korea and other countries.

“The writers in this issue bring home to American readers of all ages what a wide and diverse world of YA writing there is beyond our borders, just waiting to be explored,” said Words with Borders editor Rohan Kamicheril.

Though the event is free, a ticket is required and can be reserved at the New York Public Library’s website.

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Lindsay lives in Brooklyn and is better at describing fictional people than herself. She spends her days as a reporter, but dreams of the day she can use her Creative Writing degree a bit more than her Journalism degree.

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