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  • Paavo Haavikko (1931-2008) was a Finnish poet and playwright. He published his first collection of poetry in 1951, at the age of twenty. After three more poetry collections, two three-act plays, and two novels, Haavikko's first English-translated piece was published in 1961. He is the laureate of the 1984 Neustadt Prize.



  • Hedy Habra (HedyHabra.com) is the author of two poetry collections, Tea in Heliopolis (2013), winner of the USA Best Book Award and finalist for the International Poetry Book Award, and Under Brushstrokes (2015), inspired by visual art. Recipient of the Nazim Hikmet Poetry Award, she is also the author of a story collection, Flying Carpets (2013), winner of the Arab American National Book Award’s Honorable Mention.


  • Han Shaogong (b. 1953) is one of contemporary China's most critically acclaimed novelists, celebrated for his linguistically sophisticated and inventive novels and essays of modern China. More biographical information is included in Julia Lovell's essay (page 25 of the print or digital edition of WLT).



  • Nathalie Handal was raised in Latin America, France, and the Arab world. Described by Yusef Kumunyakaa “as one of the most important voices of her generation,” her most recent books include the critically acclaimed Poet in Andalucía and Love and Strange Horses, winner of the Gold Medal Independent Publisher Book Award.


  • Kaitlin Hawkins is the social media editor at WLT


  • Tobias Hecht is the author of the ethnographic novel After Life. His book At Home in the Street: Street Children of Northeast Brazil won the Margaret Mead Prize.



  • Allison Adelle Hedge Coke’s books include The Year of the Rat; Dog Road Woman; Off-Season City Pipe; Blood Run, and Rock, Ghost Willow, Deer. Forthcoming books include Burn & Streaming (2014). Hedge Coke is currently at work on a novella, a novel, a second memoir, new poetry and music, and a film. Her edited works include Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas and Effigies. Effigies II is scheduled for release this year.



  • Kathleen Hellen’s poems have been published in over 175 journals and anthologies, including American Letters and Commentary, Barrow Street, Cimarron Review, Evergreen, Nimrod, Poetry Northwest, Prairie Schooner, Rattapallax, Sycamore Review, and Witness. Her collection Umberto’s Night, winner of the Jean Feldman Poetry Prize from Washington Writers’ Publishing House, was published in 2012. In 2010 Finishing Line Press published her chapbook The Girl Who Loved Mothra.


  • David Henderson teaches music and film at St. Lawrence University. His research is primarily on music and film in Kathmandu, Nepal. 



  • George Henson is a senior lecturer of Spanish at the University of Texas at Dallas, where he is completing a PhD in literary and translation studies. His translations, including works by Andrés Neuman, Miguel Barnet, and Leonardo Padura, have appeared previously in World Literature Today. His translations of Elena Poniatowska’s The Heart of the Artichoke and Luis Jorge Boone’s The Cannibal Night were published in 2012 by Alligator Press.


  • Laura Hernandez lives and writes in Brooklyn.


  • Alexandra Merley Hill is Assistant Professor of German at the University of Portland. Her scholarship focuses on contemporary German-language literature by women and includes the forthcoming Playing House: Motherhood, Intimacy, and Domestic Spaces in Julia Franck’s Fiction (Peter Lang).



  • Klaus Hoffer lives in Graz, where he has born in 1942. He has also published essay and story collections and examinations of Kafka’s work. He taught German literature in Austria, Senegal, and the US and was writer in residence at Grinnell College and Washington University, St. Louis. He is a prominent translator of such authors as Kurt Vonnegut, Nadine Gordimer, Raymond Carver, Joseph Conrad, and Lydia Davis.



  • Kim Hyesoon, a prominent contemporary poet from Korea, has published ten collections of poetry. Her poetry in translation includes Mommy Must Be a Fountain of Feathers (2008), All the Garbage of the World, Unite! (2011), and Sorrowtoothpaste Mirrowcream (2014).