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  • Ashok Vajpeyi (b. 1941) has published thirteen books of poetry and five books of literary criticism in Hindi, plus four books on the visual arts and music in English. His work has been translated into many languages, with books in English, French, and Polish. He has also received the Sahitya Akademi award, Kabir Samman, and high civil honors from the governments of France and Poland. A poet, critic, editor, and lover of arts, he lives in Delhi where he is also currently chairman of the Lalit Kala Akademi, the National Academy of Visual Arts.


  • The author of seven books and numerous articles and book reviews, Nikolaos van Dam is a former Ambassador of the Netherlands in Baghdad, Cairo, Ankara, Berlin, and Jakarta.


  • Lawrence Venuti is, most recently, the author of Translation Changes Everything: Theory and Practice (Routledge) and the translator of Ernest Farrés’s Edward Hopper: Poems (Graywolf), which won the Robert Fagles Translation Prize. He guest-edited the September 2009 cover feature of WLT devoted to Catalan literature. Click here to read a review of Translation Changes Everything.



  • Enrique Vila-Matas (born March 31, 1948, in Barcelona) is a Spanish Catalan novelist who has had a long and outstanding literary career and is one of the most prestigious and original writers in contemporary Spanish fiction. He is the author of several award-winning books that mix different genres like metafiction and have been translated into thirty languages.



  • Juan Villoro (Mexico City, 24 September 1956) is a Mexican writer and journalist. He has been well known among intellectual circles in Mexico, Latin America and Spain for years, but his success among the readers grew since receiving the Herralde Prize for his novel El testigo.



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    Vladimir Nikolayevich Voinovich, also spelled Voynovich (Russian: Влади́мир Никола́евич Войно́вич) (born 26 September 1932), is a Russian (formerly Soviet) writer and a dissident. He is a member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Department of Language and Literature.


  • Rob Vollmar is the lead writer for the media and community relations department at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. He has written about narrative art from all over the world for more than a decade, often specializing in manga from Japan. Vollmar also writes comics and graphic novels including Inanna's Tears (2011) from Archaia Comics. He is presently serializing a webcomic, Howling @ the Gates, with artist and University of Oklahoma graduate Shayna Pond.