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    Finnish novelist and short-story writer Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen has twice won the Kuvastaja Fantasy Prize and four times the Atorox Award for Fantasy. The author of The Rabbit Back Literature Society, Jääskeläinen teaches Finnish language and literature at Jyväskylän Lyseo Upper Secondary School.

  • Major Jackson is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Roll Deep. His awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, a Whiting Writers’ Award, a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, and a Radcliff Fellowship. Jackson is the Richard Dennis Green and Gold Professor at the University of Vermont and serves as poetry editor of the Harvard Review.

  • Adriana X. Jacobs is the Cowley Lecturer in modern Hebrew literature at the University of Oxford and specializes in contemporary Israeli poetry and translation. She is completing her first book, Strange Cocktail: Poetics and Practices of Translation in Modern Hebrew Poetry.


  • David Joshua Jennings was born in Oklahoma in 1985. His photography, which began as an outgrowth of his nonfiction writing, explores globalization, alienation, desire, and cultural dissolution. India is one of many homes.

  • Carsten Jensen is a Danish novelist, essayist, and critic who writes for the Copenhagen daily Politiken and serves as a commentator for Danish television. Born in Marstal in 1952, he studied literature at Copenhagen University. His three fictional works include Earth in the Mouth (1994), We, the Drowned (2010), and Sidste rejse (2007; The last trip). He has also authored a number of travelogues, of which I Have Seen the World Begin (2000) is available in English. In 2009, he was awarded the Olaf Palme Prize for outstanding achievement.

  • Clara Jo is an artist based in Berlin.

  • Emily D. Johnson is a contributing editor to World Literature Today, Associate Professor of Russian at the University of Oklahoma, and the author of the book How St. Petersburg Learned to Study Itself: The Russian Idea of Kraevedenie (Penn State University Press, 2006).

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    Michelle Johnson is WLT's managing editor. She also teaches legal writing to law students. 

  • Marla Johnson is WLT’s managing editor.