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Ariell Cacciola is a writer whose work has appeared in the Brooklyn Rail, Words Without Borders, and Publishers Weekly, among others. She is the world literature editor at The Mantle and is finishing her first novel.
Esthela Calderón (b. 1970, Nicaragua) is the author of Soledad (2002), which won the Juegos Florales Centroamericanos prize; Amor y conciencia (2004), and Soplo de Corriente vital: poemas etnobotánicos(2008). She also wrote a novel set during the 1979 Nicaraguan insurrection, 8 caras de una moneda (2006), co-authored Culture and Customs of Nicaragua (2008), and is currently general coordinator of the municipal theater in León, Nicaragua.
Wendy Call is co-editor of two anthologies, Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers’ Guide and Best Literary Translations, author of the award-winning book No Word for Welcome, and translator of three poetry collections. She lives in Seattle and Oaxaca.
Pablo Calvi (PhD, Columbia University, 2011) is an assistant professor at the Roy H. Park School of Communications, Ithaca College, where he teaches courses on multiplatform journalism and comparative narrative nonfiction. He is a guest lecturer in Columbia University / Universitat de Barcelona masters program in Barcelona, Spain, and has taught comparative Latin American and Anglo-American narrative journalism at CELSA, the Graduate School of Communications at Sorbonne University, in Paris, France. Calvi is also a professional journalist and a published author. He has worked for newspapers and investigative magazines in Argentina, Colombia, México, Brazil, and the United States. In 2001 he was the first Latino to earn a Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship in the history of the Pulitzer Prizes. He was also the recipient of the 2010 Greenberg Research Prize for Literary Journalism Studies and the winner of the 2010 CELSA-Sorbonne Writing Fellowship. His main interests are Latin American narrative journalism, crónica, and the correlation between democracy and the free press.
Bibiana Camacho (b. Mexico City, 1974) is a former ballerina, editor, translator, and bookbinder. Her novels are Tras las huellas de mi olvido (2010) and Lobo (2017); her collections of short stories are Tu ropa en mi armario (2010) and La sonámbula (2014). In 2007 she received an honorable mention in the Juan Rulfo First Novel Prize for Tras las huellas de mi olvido. Her grandmother always seemed to her a great literary figure, so she writes using her name.
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Crystal Z Campbell is a writer, multidisciplinary artist, and experimental filmmaker of African American, Filipino, and Chinese descents who hails from Oklahoma. Campbell’s hybrid essays and poems have been published in Hyperallergic, GARAGE, Monday Journal, and World Literature Today. Campbell is currently a Harvard Radcliffe Film Study Center Fellow (2020–2021).
Can Xue (b. 1953) is a Chinese writer and literary critic. She is the author of numerous novels, volumes of literary criticism, and short works of fiction. She currently lives in Beijing.
Merve Çanak was born in 1994 and grew up in Istanbul. She studied English language and literature at Yeditepe University and published her first poetry book, Hiçölüm, in 2018. She has worked at Norgunk Publishing House as an editor and is passionate about avant-garde and experimental writing.
Norma E. Cantú currently serves as the Norine R. and T. Frank Murchison Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Trinity University in San Antonio. She recently received the Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature. She is the author of the award-winning Canícula: Snapshots of a Girlhood en la Frontera. She has published poetry in a number of venues including Prairie Schooner, Feminist Studies, and the Latina/Chicana Studies Journal. Her novel Cabañuelas, A Love Story will be out in spring 2019. She is cofounder of CantoMundo, a space for Latin@, poets and a member of the Macondo Writers Workshop.
Paola Capriolo (b. 1962) is an Italian novelist, a reviewer for Corriere della Sera, and a translator of German fiction. Her own work has been translated into English, French, Spanish, German, Danish, Dutch, and Japanese.
Maria Luise Caputo-Mayr is Professor of German (emerita) at Temple University. Having taught in Italy, Great Britain, and the US, Caputo-Mayr has published works on German, English, and Italian literature. She is the founder of the Kafka Society of America and the editor and director of its journal. An author of publications of poetry, prose, and plays, she was also the principal author of the first bilingual, annotated Kafka bibliography, together with Julius M. Herz.
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Arlene Carballo Figueroa (b. 1961) is the author of the anthology of stories women who behave MAL (2013), awarded second place in the International Latino Book Awards (ILBA) of 2016. She has published two children’s books and won the National Youth Literature Prize of the PEN Club of Puerto Rico with her youth novel, Indóciles (2018), selected by El Nuevo Día as one of the best books of the year and winner of an honorable mention at the ILBA (2019).
Joseph A. Cárdenas is an MFA student at the University of California Riverside. He is the son of Los Angeles and inmigrantes.
Hélène Cardona is the author of Dreaming My Animal Selves (Salmon Poetry), The Astonished Universe (Red Hen Press), and Life in Suspension (forthcoming from Salmon Poetry in 2016). Her translations include Ce que nous portons (Éditions du Cygne), based on What We Carry, by Dorianne Laux; and Beyond Elsewhere, by Gabriel Arnou-Laujeac (forthcoming from White Pine Press in 2016). She holds a master’s in American literature from the Sorbonne, taught at Hamilton College and LMU, and received fellowships from the Goethe-Institut and Universidad Internacional de Andalucía. She co-edits Dublin Poetry Review, Levure Littéraire, and Fulcrum: An Anthology of Poetry and Aesthetics.
Cezanne Cardona Morales (b. 1982, Dorado) is a Puerto Rican writer, professor, and columnist. In 2018 he published Levittown mon amour, a short-story collection, and won the New Voices Award from Puerto Rico’s Festival de la Palabra and the National Prize of Instituto de Literatura Puertorriqueña. His short stories have also been included in various anthologies and adapted for theater performances.
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Alice-Catherine Carls is Tom Elam Distinguished Professor of History (emeritus) at the University of Tennessee at Martin. An internationally published diplomatic and cultural historian of twentieth-century Europe, she is also a translator and literary critic. She serves on several editorial boards and commissions in the United States and abroad.
Matt Carney is the online editor for Oklahoma Gazette, Oklahoma City's alt-weekly newspaper. A 2011 graduate of the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, he worked as an editorial intern for WLT during his last semester of college. He resides in Norman, Oklahoma.
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A lifelong Milanese, Anna Maria Carpi (annamariacarpi.org) has won awards for her translations of twentieth-century German poets and also for her own poetry, which she began publishing in 1993. In 2016 Marcos y Marcos published her collected poems as E io che intanto parlo. Besides poetry, she has written essays, stories, and four novels.
Emmanuel Carrère (b. 1957) is a French author, screenwriter, and director. Many of his works have been made into films, one of which (La Moustache, 2005) he personally directed.
Roberto Carretta is a contemporary Italian philosopher, writer, and translator who lives in his native Turin.
Clint Carroll (Cherokee Nation) is an associate professor of Native American and Indigenous studies in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. He works at the intersections of Indigenous studies, anthropology, and political ecology, with an emphasis on Cherokee environmental governance and land-based resurgence.
Anne Carson (b. 1950) is a Canadian poet, essayist, translator, and professor of Classics.
Monica Carter is project coordinator for Lambda Literary Foundation’s LGBT Writers in Schools program. She is also a judge for the Best Translated Book award and curates her own website, Salonica World Lit, dedicated to international literature. Her fiction has appeared in Strange Cargo, The Rattling Wall, Black Clock, Bloom, and Cactus Heart. She is finishing her novel, In the Life.
Born in the Boedo area of Buenos Aires, Fabián Casas is a poet, narrator, essayist, journalist, and one of the outstanding figures of Argentina’s “90’s generation.” He studied philosophy and edited the poetry journal 18 Whiskys, which had a major impact on the Buenos Aires literary scene. In 2007 he received Germany’s prestigious Anna Seghers Prize.
As the curator of public programs and performance at Oklahoma Contemporary, Marie Casimir leads the development of exhibition and contemporary art-related programming that emphasizes diversity, innovation, collaboration, and community. She brings thirteen years of experience and a passion for engaging artists and community members across imaginary borders, both geographic and social, through art. She is an arts administrator, producer, multidisciplinary performing artist, and educator, and she has been an adjunct lecturer in the Clara Luper Department of African & African American Studies at the University of Oklahoma. Marie received a Heartland Emmy nomination for I Dream of Greenwood, her most recent collaboration with World Literature Today. Her dance films have been featured in several festivals, including Austin Dance Festival, Dancecinema (Vancouver), DOSABMA, DANCE@30FPS, and Greensboro Dance Film Festival. Casimir’s staged works have been featured at various venues in the US, including Links Hall, Constellation, Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, the Music Box Village, Oklahoma Contemporary, and the University of Oklahoma. She is the recipient of a Ragdale Artist Fellowship and a past SixTwelve Artist in Residency.
Roberto Castillo Udiarte is one of Mexico’s most important and controversial contemporary poets; he was also the first to translate Charles Bukowski’s work into Spanish. His poetry unflinchingly reflects the landscape and language of the border, specifically Tijuana. He is the author of half a dozen collections of poetry, including his selected poems, Nuestras vidas son otras, published in Spain by Aullido Libros. He currently resides in Playas Tijuana.
Raquel Castro Maldonado (b. 1976, Mexico City) is a writer, scriptwriter, professor, and cultural promoter. In 2012 she won the Gran Angular Prize for Young-Adult Literature and is a two-time winner of the National Journalism Prize as part of the production team for OnceTV’s Diálogos en confianza. She is the author of two novels, Ojos llenos de sombra (2012) and Lejos de casa (2013). She writes a weekly column on children’s and young-adult literature for La Jornada Aguascalientes and blogs at http://raxxie.com. Castro is married to author Alberto Chimal, whose work appeared in the July 2013 issue of WLT. They live in Mexico City with their cats Primo, Morris, Pulgas, and Beakman.
C. P. Cavafy (b. 1863, d. 1933) was a Greek poet who worked in Alexandria as a journalist and a civil servant.