Past BABEL Seasons

A Who’s Who of Literature

Since the BABEL series was founded in 2007, we’ve brought authors from around the world—Pulitzer Prize winners, Man Booker recipients and Nobel laureates—including:

  • Chinua Achebe from Nigeria
  • Marjane Satrapi from Iran
  • Amos Oz from Israel
  • Isabel Allende from Chile
  • Salman Rushdie
  • Zadie Smith
  • Amy Tan
  • Julia Alvarez
  • Nobel laureate V.S. Naipaul

Take a look at our complete BABEL archive on the timeline below.

Check out photographs of each BABEL taken by Bruce Jackson

BABEL: Orhan Pamuk

Saturday, November 10, 2007
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BABEL: Ariel Dorfman

Friday, December 7, 2007
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BABEL: Derek Walcott

Thursday, March 13, 2008

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Babel: Kiran Desai

Thursday, April 24, 2008
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BABEL: Chinua Achebe

Friday, September 26, 2008
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BABEL: Michael Ondaatje

Saturday, November 29, 2008
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BABEL: Marjane Satrapi

Wednesday, April 1, 2009
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BABEL: Isabel Allende

Friday, April 17, 2009
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BABEL: A.S. Byatt

Saturday, October 10, 2009
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BABEL: Ha Jin

Friday, November 20, 2009
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BABEL: Azar Nafisi

Friday, March 5, 2010
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BABEL: Salman Rushdie

Saturday, April 17, 2010
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BABEL: V.S. Naipaul

Tuesday, October 19, 2010
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BABEL: Maxine Hong Kingston

Wednesday, December 1, 2010
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BABEL: Edwidge Danticat

Friday, March 25, 2011
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BABEL: Chris Abani

Sunday, April 17, 2011
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BABEL: Amos Oz

Thursday, October 27, 2011
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BABEL: Naomi Shahib Nye

Friday, December 2, 2011
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BABEL: Zadie Smith

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
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BABEL: Alexander McCall Smith

Thursday, April 12, 2012
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BABEL: Russell Banks

Thursday, October 18, 2012
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BABEL: Nuruddin Farah

Thursday, November 8, 2012
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BABEL: Alexandra Fuller

Thursday, March 7, 2013
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BABEL: Julia Alvarez

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
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BABEL: Richard Blanco

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
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BABEL: Amy Tan

Friday, November 22, 2013
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BABEL: Suzan-Lori Parks

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
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BABEL: Abraham Verghese

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
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BABEL: Colum McCann

Thursday, October 9, 2014
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BABEL: David Henry Hwang

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
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BABEL: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Thursday, March 26, 2015
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BABEL: Patti Smith

Friday, April 17, 2015
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BABEL: Claudia Rankine

Friday, October 23, 2015
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Where:
Kleinhans Symphony Hall
3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201
Date: October 23, 2015
Time: 8:00 p.m.
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BABEL: Dinaw Mengestu

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

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Where:
Kleinhans Symphony Hall
3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201
Date: November 18, 2015
Time: 8:00 p.m.
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BABEL @ Betty’s

Monday, February 29, 2016

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Book Discussion: Louise Erdrich’s The Round House

Where:
Betty’s Restaurant
370 Virginia Street
Buffalo, NY 14201
Date: February 29, 2016
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BABEL Community Nights

Thursday, March 10, 2016

BABEL Native American Night

Where:
Karpeles Manuscript Library
453 Porter Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14201
Date: March 10, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free & $8 food tickets
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BABEL: Louise Erdrich

Thursday, March 10, 2016

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Photos from the BABEL Events (Photos by Bruce Jackson)

Where:
Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201
Date: March 10, 2016
Time: 8:00 p.m.
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BABEL @ Betty’s

Monday, April 11, 2016

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Book Discussion: Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle, Book One

Where:
Betty’s Restaurant
370 Virginia Street
Buffalo, NY 14201
Date: April 11, 2016
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BABEL: Karl Ove Knausgård

Thursday, April 21, 2016
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Where:
Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201
Date: April 21, 2016
Time: 8:00 p.m.
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BABEL: Marlon James

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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Photos from the Marlon James BABEL by Nancy Parisi

BABEL - A Brief History Of Seven Killings - Marlon James - October 19, 2016 - Just Buffalo Literary Center

Where:
Kleinhans Symphony Hall
3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Time: 8:00 p.m.
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BABEL at Betty’s Led by Faizan Haq

Monday, October 24, 2016
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Where:
Betty’s
730 Virginia St
Buffalo, NY 14201
Date: October 24, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m. (more…)

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BABEL: Laila Lalami

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

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Photos from the Laila Lalami BABEL by Nancy Parisi

BABEL - The Moor's Account - Laila Lalami - November 9, 2016 - Just Buffalo Literary Center

Where:
Kleinhans Symphony Hall
3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201
Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Time: 8:00 p.m.
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BABEL@Betty’s: Edna O’Brien

Monday, March 13, 2017
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Where:
Betty’s
370 Virginia St
Buffalo, NY 14201
Date: March 13, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m. (more…)

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BABEL: Edna O’Brien

Friday, March 24, 2017

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Where:
Kleinhans Symphony Hall
3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201
Date: Friday, March 24, 2017
Time: 8:00 p.m.
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