Alane Mason

Alane Salierno Mason is a vice president and senior editor at W.W. Norton & Company, where she has edited prize-winning and bestselling works both of fiction and nonfiction. She has published reviews and essays in Vanity Fair, The Boston Review, and other publications, and translated Elio Vittorini’s Conversations in Sicily (a New Directions Classic). She is the president and founder of Words Without Borders, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the translation, publication, and promotion of international literature (, hosted by Bard College and funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and other public and private donors.

Recent Posts by Alane

The Reconciliation of Unbelief

A story within the AIDS story.