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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.



  • Inaya Jaber is a Lebanese writer and journalist. She has published six books of poetry. Her 2017 collection of short stories, La ahada yudhi’u fi beirut (Nobody gets lost in Beirut), is her first book of prose. In addition to working as a journalist for over twenty years for As-Safir and Al-Quds Al-Arabi, she is a singer and graduate of the Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music. She lives in Beirut.



  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Katrine Øgaard Jensen is a writer and translator whose work has been published in the Columbia Journal, Washington Square Review, Arc Poetry Magazine, Denver Quarterly, and elsewhere. Her translation of Ursula Andkjær Olsen’s poetry collection Third-Millennium Heart was recently shortlisted for the Best Translated Book Award and longlisted for the National Translation Award. She lives in New York City where she edits EuropeNow.



  • Claudia Salazar Jiménez’s (b. 1976, Lima) short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies and journals. Her first novel, La sangre de la aurora, was awarded the prestigious 2014 Premio Las Américas. The English translation, Blood of the Dawn, was published in 2016 by Deep Vellum to wide acclaim. She currently lives in New York City.


  • Clara Jo is an artist based in Berlin.



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


  • Marla Johnson is WLT’s managing editor.



  • Emily D. Johnson is an associate professor of Russian at the University of Oklahoma. She studies twentieth-century Russian literature and history and the legacy of the Stalinist labor camp system. In 2017 Yale University Press will publish Gulag Letters, her translation of the correspondence of the Russo-Latvian poet Arsenii Formakov.



  • Janine Joseph is the author of Driving without a License, winner of the Kundiman Poetry Prize. Her libretti for the Houston Grand Opera/HGOco include What Wings They Were, “On This Muddy Water,” and From My Mother’s Mother. She is an assistant professor of creative writing at Oklahoma State University.



  • Fady Joudah’s fourth poetry collection, Footnotes in the Order of Disappearance, is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions in the winter of 2018. His poetry and translations have been awarded the Yale Younger Poets Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Griffin Poetry Prize, among others.


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