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The Home for International Literature: Words Without Borders on its 20th Anniversary – with Karen M. Phillips

Episode Summary

Guest Karen M. Phillips sits with us on the show and shares how Words Without Borders is established, grows step by step, and fosters a global literary conversation for authors, translators, and readers.

Episode Notes

**Who You will Hear**

Guest: Karen M. Phillips (Executive Director and Publisher of Words Without Borders)

Co-host: Luna Tang (Cloud Service Delivery Manager at Klopotek)

Co-host: Dwayne Parris (Senior Consultant at Klopotek)


Getting curious about prose composed by a writer from a distant land in an endangered language? With Words Without Borders, this kind of literary adventure might be just one click away.

The guest for this month is Karen M. Phillips. As Executive Director and Publisher of Words Without Borders, she joins us on the occasion of WWB's 20th anniversary, and explains to us how WWB is founded, evolves, and establishes a bridge to writers from 142 countries, translated from 136 languages and counting.

She also shares with us the endeavors that WWB has made to expand access to international writing, create a space for indigenous languages to survive and thrive, as well as bring authentic global literature into classrooms through their education programs.

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* The views, information, or opinions expressed in the program are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of Klopotek and its employees. It is the goal of Klopotek Publishing Radio to support cultural diversity, the exchange of opinions, and to create an environment where the conversation of a global publishing industry can thrive.