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by Carly Schnitzler, Graduate Communications Editor

This coming Monday, November 19 at 5PM, UNC Department of English and Comparative Literature alumna and senior editor at W. W. Norton & Company Alane Salierno Mason will discuss editing and publishing in the context of an informal tour of the shelves and tables at Flyleaf Books. She has unparalleled industry knowledge and her life and career are a testament to the value of an education in the humanities. She says of her English degree: “Every enterprise needs people who can use words effectively, and our whole society needs more people who can see things from many points of view, who can inhabit someone else’s world in ways that only literature – especially foreign literature – enables us to do.”

In addition to her career at W. W. Norton & Company, Mason is the founding editor at Words Without Borders (WWB), the online magazine for international literature. She graduated in 1986 from Carolina with a bachelor of arts degree with honors in creative writing and highest honors in English. She has published nonfiction essays in various publications and anthologies and is the translator of the New Directions Classic edition of Elio Vittorini’s Conversations in Sicily.

For more information on her event and others at Flyleaf Books, click here.

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