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:

2018-19
Mohsin Hamid
Jesmyn Ward
Min Jin Lee
George Saunders

2015-16
Claudia Rankine
Dinaw Mengestu
Louise Erdrich
Karl Ove Knausgaard

2012-13
Russell Banks
Nuruddin Farah
Alexandra Fuller
Julia Alvarez

2009-10
A.S. Byatt
Ha Jin
Azar Nafisi
Salman Rushdie

2017-18
Terry Tempest Williams
Toni Morrison
Viet Thanh Nguyen
Junot Díaz

2014-15
Colum McCann
David Henry Hwang
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Patti Smith

2011-12
Amoz Oz
Naomi Shihab Nye
Zadie Smith
Alexander McCall Smith

2008-09
Chinua Achebe
Michael Ondaatje
Marjane Satrapi
Isabel Allende

2016-17
Marlon James
Laila Lalami
Edna O’Brien
Dave Eggers

2013-14
Richard Blanco
Amy Tan
Suzan-Lori Parks
Abraham Verghese

2010-11
VS Naipaul
Maxine Hong-Kingston
Edwidge Danticat
Chris Abani

2007-08
Orhan Pamuk
Ariel Dorfman
Derek Walcott
Kiran Desai

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

BABEL: Orhan Pamuk

Saturday, November 10, 2007

BABEL: Ariel Dorfman

Friday, December 7, 2007

BABEL: Derek Walcott

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Babel: Kiran Desai

Thursday, April 24, 2008

BABEL: Chinua Achebe

Friday, September 26, 2008

BABEL: Michael Ondaatje

Saturday, November 29, 2008

BABEL: Marjane Satrapi

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

BABEL: Isabel Allende

Friday, April 17, 2009

BABEL: A.S. Byatt

Saturday, October 10, 2009

BABEL: Ha Jin

Friday, November 20, 2009

BABEL: Azar Nafisi

Friday, March 5, 2010

BABEL: Salman Rushdie

Saturday, April 17, 2010

BABEL: V.S. Naipaul

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

BABEL: Maxine Hong Kingston

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

BABEL: Edwidge Danticat

Friday, March 25, 2011

BABEL: Chris Abani

Sunday, April 17, 2011

BABEL: Amos Oz

Thursday, October 27, 2011

BABEL: Naomi Shahib Nye

Friday, December 2, 2011

BABEL: Zadie Smith

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

BABEL: Alexander McCall Smith

Thursday, April 12, 2012

BABEL: Russell Banks

Thursday, October 18, 2012

BABEL: Nuruddin Farah

Thursday, November 8, 2012

BABEL: Alexandra Fuller

Thursday, March 7, 2013

BABEL: Julia Alvarez

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

BABEL: Richard Blanco

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
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BABEL: Amy Tan

Friday, November 22, 2013

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

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

BABEL: Claudia Rankine

Friday, October 23, 2015

BABEL: Dinaw Mengestu

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

BABEL @ Betty’s

Monday, February 29, 2016

Book Discussion: Louise Erdrich’s The Round House Where: Betty’s Restaurant 370 Virginia Street Buffalo, NY 14201 Date: February 29, 2016 Time: 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. | Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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BABEL Community Nights

Thursday, March 10, 2016

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

BABEL @ Betty’s

Monday, April 11, 2016

Book Discussion: Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle, Book One Where: Betty’s Restaurant 370 Virginia Street Buffalo, NY 14201 Date: April 11, 2016 Time: 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. | Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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BABEL: Karl Ove Knausgård

Thursday, April 21, 2016

BABEL: Marlon James

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

BABEL at Betty’s Led by Faizan Haq

Monday, October 24, 2016

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

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BABEL: Laila Lalami

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

BABEL@Betty’s: Edna O’Brien

Monday, March 13, 2017

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

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BABEL: Edna O’Brien

Friday, March 24, 2017

BABEL@Betty’s: Dave Eggers

Monday, April 3, 2017

Where: Betty’s 370 Virginia St Buffalo, NY 14201 Date: April 3, 2017 Time: 7:00 p.m.

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BABEL: Dave Eggers

Thursday, April 20, 2017

BABEL@Betty’s: Terry Tempest Williams

Monday, October 2, 2017

Where: Betty’s Restaurant 370 Virginia St Buffalo, NY 14203 Date: October 2, 2017 Time: 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. | Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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BABEL: Terry Tempest Williams

Thursday, October 12, 2017

BABEL@Betty’s: Toni Morrison’s “Beloved”

Monday, October 30, 2017

Where: Betty’s 370 Virginia St Buffalo, NY 142031 Date: October 30, 2017 Time: 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. | Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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BABEL: Toni Morrison

Thursday, November 9, 2017

BABEL: Viet Thanh Nguyen

Friday, March 23, 2018

BABEL@Betty’s led by Lorna Pérez

Monday, April 9, 2018

Where: Betty’s Restaurant 370 Virginia St Buffalo, NY 14201 Date: April 9, 2018 Time: 7:00 p.m.

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Whose Stories? A Conversation with Artists of Color

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Where: El Museo 91 Allen St. Buffalo, NY 14202 Date: April 11, 2018 Time: 6-8:00 p.m.

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BABEL: Junot Díaz

Friday, April 20, 2018

BABEL@Betty’s

Monday, September 17, 2018

Where: Betty’s Restaurant 370 Virginia Street Buffalo, NY 14201 Date: September 17, 2018 Time: 7:00 p.m.

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BABEL: Mohsin Hamid

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

BABEL@Betty’s

Monday, November 5, 2018

Where: Betty’s 370 Virginia St. Buffalo, NY 14201 Date: November 5, 2018 Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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BABEL: Jesmyn Ward

Thursday, November 15, 2018

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