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Almost a year ago, I posted this call to support literature. I’m once again celebrating Words Without Borders. Read blow. At very least, give them a click at Facebook. We lovers of literature gotta stick together.

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Dear Friends,I wanted to let you know that right now there are two ways you can help Words without Borders remain a strong and vital organization.

The first takes no effort at all. If you’re a Facebook user, simply vote for us in the Chase Community Giving project at http://apps.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving/charities/199589 and then ask your friends to do the same. Tweet it, post it to your wall, spread the word however you like.

The second, a guaranteed win, is to make a tax-deductible contribution before December 31.

Donations from our supporters make it possible for us to publish authors like Stanisław Lem and Liu Cixin, to introduce a dramatic relaunch of our Web site–scheduled for early 2010–that will better showcase our extensive archive, to build a strong education program that actively works to bring contemporary international literature into high school and college classrooms and to edit and promote anthologies like The Wall in My Head: Words and Images from the Fall of the Iron Curtain and our two upcoming titles The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry and Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Middle East, edited by Reza Aslan and published by W.W. Norton.

These projects would not be possible without the support of our donors. Please make a donation today. As a token of our thanks we’ll send supporters who make a gift of $100 or more a copy of The Wall in My Head.

Please both vote and donate today and help us translate, publish, and promote the best international literature.

Sincerely,

Joshua Mandelbaum
Managing Director
Words without Borders 

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