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  • Paula Conlon teaches graduate and undergraduate Native American and world music classes at the University of Oklahoma along with experiential seminars on Native American music and dance. 


  • Peter Constantine’s most recent translations include Sophocles’ Theban Trilogy (2008) and The Essential Writings of Machiavelli (2007). A 2010 Guggenheim Fellow, Constantine was awarded the PEN Translation Prize for Six Early Stories, by Thomas Mann, and the National Translation Award for The Undiscovered Chekhov. He is one of the editors of A Century of Greek Poetry: 1900–2000 (2004) and of The Greek Poets: Homer to the Present (2009).



  • Michael Cope (b. 1952) is a jeweler, writer, and karate teacher living in Cape Town, South Africa. He is married to Julia Martin and has three children. He has published three novels, two volumes of poems, and a memoir.


  • Author of five books of fiction, Moira Crone’s works have appeared in dozens of anthologies, magazines, and journals. Her most recent work is the dystopian novel The Not Yet (2012).



  • Louis-Philippe Dalembert (b. 1962) is a Haitian poet and novelist who writes in French and Haitian creole. He won the Prix special “Ville de Limoges” for his novel Noires Blessures in 2011. He divides his home between Berlin, Paris, and Port-au-Prince.



  • Jim Daniels’s new book, Birth Marks, was published by BOA Editions in 2013. Other recent books include Trigger Man: More Tales of the Motor City (fiction), Having a Little Talk with Capital P Poetry, and All of the Above, all published in 2011. His poem “Factory Love” is displayed on the roof of a race car. A native of Detroit, Daniels teaches at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.



  • Mahmoud Darwish (b. 1942) is an Arab poet and political activist. He has published around 30 poetry and prose collections that have been translated into 35 languages. Several of his poems have been put to music. In 1997, a documentary was producted about him by French-Israeli director Simone Bitton. Darwish is the winner of the 2001 Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom.



  • Dr. J. P. (Jagannath Prasad) Das (b. 1936) is a well-known Oriya poet, playwright, and fiction writer. Most of his works have been translated into English and other Indian languages, and his plays have been staged in many languages all over India. He is the recipient of many awards, including the Saraswati Samman. A noted art historian, he has published several books on Orissan art.



  • J. Madison Davis is the author of eight mystery novels, including The Murder of Frau Schütz, an Edgar nominee, and Law and Order: Dead Line, which was an e-book best-seller. He has also published seven nonfiction books and dozens of short stories and articles, including his column on international crime writing in WLT since 2004; his “The 10 Greatest Crime Novels of All Time?” essay appeared in the January 20016 issue. His five-year term as world president of the International Association of Crime Writers concluded in 2013, and he currently serves as North American president.



  • Diego De Silva (b. 1964) has written plays, screenplays, and six novels. His novel I Hadn’t Understood won the Naples Prize for fiction and was a finalist for the Strega Prize in Italy. His books have been translated into eight languages.



  • Sietse de Vries is a Dutch author. His novel Bak was published in 2012.



  • Aleš Debeljak is a Slovenian poet and cultural critic. His poetry books in English include The City and the Child, Dictionary of Silence, and Anxious Moments, and his nonfiction works include The Hidden Handshake: National Identity and Europe in the Post-Communist World, Reluctant Modernity: The Institution of Art and Its Historical Forms, and Twilight of the Idols: Recollections of a Lost Yugoslavia. A former Roberta Buffet Professor of International Studies at Northwestern University, he teaches at the University of Ljubljana and the Collège d’Europe, Natolin-Warsaw.



  • Ludovic Debeurme (b. 1971) is a French graphic novelist and illustrator. He first published his work in Comix 2000, an anthology. His graphic novel Lucille won the René Goscinny Prize in 2006.



  • Guy Delisle (b. 1966) is a Canadian graphic novelist and animator. His graphic novel Chroniques de Jérusalem won the Angoulême International Comics Festival Prize for Best Album in 2012. In France, the graphic novel was a best-seller.



  • Friedrich Christian Delius (b. 1943) is a German writer who has published more than a dozen novels as well as poetry collections. His work has been translated into 17 languages. Some of the literary prizes he has received include the Joseph Breitbach Prize, the Georg Büchner Prize, and the Critics Prize.



  • Junot Díaz (b. 1968) is a Dominican-American writer, creative writing professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and fiction editor at Boston Review. His novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2008.


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