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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 the author of No Word for Welcome: The Mexican Village Faces the Global Economy, winner of the 2011 Grub Street National Book Prize for Nonfiction, and translator of Irma Pineda’s Zapotec-Spanish poetry into English.

  • 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.

  • Italo Calvino was an Italian journalist and writer of short stories and novels.

  • 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.

  • Lauren Camp is the author of four books, most recently Turquoise Door. She is the recipient of the Dorset Prize, a fellowship from Black Earth Institute, and a finalist citation for the Arab American Book Award. Her work has been translated into Mandarin, Turkish, Spanish, and Arabic.

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    Crystal Z Campbell ( is a multidisciplinary artist and writer of African American, Filipino, and Chinese descents. Campbell exhibits internationally and is a recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Award, MacDowell, and Rijksakademie. Campbell is a fourth-year Tulsa Artist Fellow and concurrent Drawing Center Open Sessions Fellow working on her first collection of poetry.

  • 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 [email protected], 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.

  • 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.

  • Poet Anna Maria Carpi

    A lifelong Milanese, Anna Maria Carpi ( 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. 

  • 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.

  • Marie Casimir is a Haitian American performer, writer, producer, and lecturer of African and African diaspora dance in the Clara Luper African & African American Studies Department at OU. She is the founder and director of Djaspora Productions, supporting and producing art that connects artists of color locally and globally. She is a co-founder and producer of the Instigation Festival, a dance and music festival in Chicago and New Orleans. A 2018 Ragdale Artists Fellow and recipient of a OneLove Nola Residency, she has served as an arts and culture consultant for the Consulate of Haiti in Chicago and associate director of Links Hall in Chicago.

  • 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 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.

  • Patrizia Cavalli (b. 1952) was born in Todi (Umbria) and now lives in Rome. Her first three volumes, Le mie poesie non cambieranno il mondo (1974), Il cielo (1981), and L'io singolare proprio mio (1992), are collected in Poesie (1974–92) (1992), and were followed by Sempre aperto teatro (1999) and Pigre divinità e pigra sorte (2006). She has also translated plays by Molière and Shakespeare. "La giornata atlantica," the poem translated here, is from her third collection.

  • Ermanno Cavazzoni (b. 1947), from Reggio Emilia, is the award-winning author of many fantastic and absurd tales. Of his many books, including Vite brevi di idioti, Cirenaica, Gli scrittori inutili, Storia naturale dei giganti, and Il limbo delle fantasticazioni, two novels have been published in English translation: The Nocturnal Library (Vagabond Voices, 2010) and Voice of the Moon (Serpent's Tail, 1990). He is also a professor at the University of Bologna and a member of the literary group OpLePo ( 

  • A student of literature and anthropology, Italian actor, director, and author Ascanio Celestini (b. 1972) is keenly interested in the commedia dell’arte and runs a number of workshops. Since his first play Cicoria (1998), centered on Pasolini, he has performed numerous monologues based on testimonies and encounters. His film La pecora nera (2010) was an official selection at the 67th Venice International Film Festival, and his latest story collection is titled Io cammino in fila indiana (Einaudi, 2011).

  • Lorna Dee Cervantes (b. 1954) is a Chicana, Native American, feminist, activist poet. Her most notable achievements include the American Book Award, the NEA Fellowship, and the Pushcart Prize.

  • Michael Chabon is a bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. He is known for writing The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, A Model World, Wonder Boys, and Werewolves in Their Youth, among others. He currently lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and children.

  • Born in Martinique, Patrick Chamoiseau is the author of twelve novels, including Texaco, which won the Prix Goncourt and was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. He has been translated into fourteen languages. He is one of the founding theoreticians of the Créolité movement.

  • Kevin Chang is a Chicago native studying computer science and creative writing at Stanford. Previously, he was a product designer and prototyper at Google’s VR and AR division, where, at nineteen, he was one of the youngest full-time employees.

  • Hayan Charara is the author of three poetry books, most recently Something Sinister, winner of the Arab American Book Award. He is also co-editor and series founder of the Etel Adnan Poetry Prize. His children’s book, The Three Lucys, received the New Voices Award Honor. He teaches at the University of Houston.

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