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  • Sharmistha Mohanty

    Sharmistha Mohanty is the author of three works of fiction: Book One, New Life, and Five Movements in Praise. Her most recent work is a collection of poems, The Gods Came Afterwards, from which these poems are taken. She is founder-editor of the online journal Almost Island.

  • Jawid Mojaddedi

    Jawid Mojaddedi is a professor of religion at Rutgers University. His area of research is early and medieval Sufism. He has published the first four volumes of Rumi’s magnum opus, The Masnavi, in the Oxford World’s Classics series, as well as a monograph on Rumi, Beyond Dogma (Oxford, 2012).

  • Empar Moliner

    Empar Moliner (b. 1966, Barcelona) is the author of two essay collections, Busco senyor per amistat i el que sorgeixi (2005; In search of a man for friendship and possibly more) and ¿Desitja guardar els canvis? (2006; Do you wish to save changes?), regular articles for El País, numerous short stories, and regularly contributes to radio and television. Her novel T’estimo si he begut (2004) has been translated into English as I Love You When I’m Drunk (Comma, 2008).

  • Ennio Moltedo

    Ennio Moltedo (1931–2012) spent his life in the small Chilean coastal cities of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar. A revered “poet’s poet,” he published eight collections and was director of the University of Valparaíso Press. 

  • N. Scott Momaday

    Internationally acclaimed as a novelist, poet, artist, storyteller, and teacher, N. Scott Momaday was born in Lawton, Oklahoma, in 1934 and is a member of the Kiowa Gourd Clan. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1963 and has taught at Berkeley, Stanford, the University of Arizona, and, most recently, the University of Oklahoma. He has twice been nominated for the Neustadt International Prize for Literature and served on the 1984 jury for the award. Momaday is perhaps best known for his Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, House Made of Dawn (1968), and his latest book, a collection of three plays, was just published by the University of Oklahoma Press. Children of the Sun initially premiered at the Kennedy Center in 1997. Oklahoma governor Brad Henry named Momaday the 2007 Poet Laureate for the state of Oklahoma, which celebrates its centennial this year. Currently, he is a Senior Scholar at the School for Advanced Research on the Human Experience in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

  • Monchoachi

    Monchoachi (b. 1946), the pen name of André Pierre-Louis, is a prolific poet and essayist in both French and Martinican Creole. As fellow writer Patrick Chamoiseau describes it, “Monchoachi has completely renewed our vision of the Creole language—the way we read it, practice it, defend it.”

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    Sonnet Mondal

    Sonnet Mondal is an Indian poet and editor in chief of the Enchanting Verses Literary Review. Winner of the 2016 Gayatri Gamarsh Memorial award for literary excellence, Sonnet was one of the featured authors of the Silk Routes project of the International Writing Program, University of Iowa, from 2014 to 2016. Mondal has read at the Struga Poetry Evenings (Macedonia, 2014), Uskudar International Poetry Festival (Istanbul, 2015), International Poetry Festival of Granada (Nicaragua, 2016), Ars Poetica Festival (Slovakia, 2016), and Cork International Poetry Festival (Ireland, 2017). His recent works have appeared in the Irish Examiner, Palestine Chronicle, Times of Israel, Indian Literature, and Asia Literary Review.

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    Iben Mondrup

    Born in Greenland, Iben Mondrup won the Danish Broadcasting Corporation’s DR Best Novel Award in 2015 for Godhavn. She holds a master’s degree from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Her work includes critiques of the misogyny and power struggles within the art world.

  • Emiliano Monge

    Emiliano Monge (b. 1978, Mexico) has published two books of short stories and three novels. In 2011 he was recognized by the Guadalajara International Book Fair as one of the twenty-five most important writers in Latin America, and in 2017 he was selected as one of the thirty-nine best Latin American writers under thirty-nine by the Hay Festival in Bogotá. He is a regular contributor to El País and lives in Mexico City.

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    Luis García Montero

    Luis García Montero (b. 1958, is an acclaimed Spanish poet, novelist, and essayist. He helped found the poetic movement called “Poetry of Experience,” in which everyday activities illuminate the hopes and fears that mark the post-Franco era. “Room 219” appears in Habitaciones separadas (Separate rooms), which won Spain’s National Poetry Prize in 1995.

  • Rosa Montero

    Rosa Montero (b. 1951, Madrid) is an award-winning journalist for the Spanish newspaper El País and the author of some two dozen book-length works. Her work has been translated into more than twenty languages, including Absent Love (1991), The Delta Function (1991), and Beautiful and Dark (2009) in English. Her most recent books include Lágrimas en la lluvia (2011) and El amor de mi vida (2011), and she received an honorary doctorate from the University of Puerto Rico in 2011.

  • Kamilah Aisha Moon

    The author of Starshine & Clay (2017), a CLMP Firecracker Award finalist featured on NPR’s All Things Considered as a collection that captures America in poetry, and She Has a Name (2013), a finalist for both the Audre Lorde and Lambda Literary Awards, Kamilah Aisha Moon’s work was published widely, including in the New York Times, Best American Poetry, Harvard Review, Poem-a-Day, American Poetry Review, and elsewhere. A Pushcart Prize winner who received fellowships to MacDowell, Vermont Studio Center, Hedgebrook, and Cave Canem, she held an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and was an assistant professor of creative writing at Agnes Scott College.

  • Sarah Moore

    Sarah Moore is a publisher and journalist who writes about international literature. Her reviews and interviews have appeared in Literary Hub, the Brixton Review of Books, and Words Without Borders, among others. She is based in Paris.

  • Fabio Morábito

    Fabio Morábito lives in Mexico City and teaches at the Autonomous University of Mexico. He is a celebrated translator from the Italian and the author of more than fifteen books: poetry, short stories, novels, and essay collections, including El idioma materno (The mother tongue), from which this sample is drawn.

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    Fernando Morais

    Fernando Morais is one of Brazil’s most important contemporary writers and journalists. He has received the Esso Award three times and the April Award for journalism on four occasions. Morais’s works have sold more than two million copies in more than nineteen countries.

  • Miguel M. Morales

    Miguel M. Morales grew up working as a migrant/seasonal farmworker. He is a Lambda Literary Fellow and an alum of the VONA Voices and Macondo Writers Workshops. He is co-editor of Pulse/Pulso: In Remembrance of Orlando and the forthcoming Fat & Queer anthology.

  • Nancy Morejón

    Nancy Morejón (b. 1944, Havana) is a beloved elder poet, essayist, journalist, and translator. The first Afro-Cuban allowed to seek a degree in Cuba, she quickly rose to national prominence as Poet Laureate, president of the Writers’ Union, member of the Academia Cubana de la Lengua, and senior adviser for Casa de las Américas and Teatro Nacional de Cuba.

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    Rachel Morgenstern-Clarren

    Rachel Morgenstern-Clarren is a Montreal-based American poet. Her honors include a Hopwood Award, an Academy of American Poets Prize, and a Fulbright Fellowship to Brazil. Her work has appeared in Narrative, BOMB, Guernica, and Best New Poets. She holds an MFA in poetry and literary translation from Columbia University.

  • Alan Morrison

    Alan Morrison ( is a British poet with several collections: The Mansion Gardens (2006), Picaresque (2008), A Tapestry of Absent Sitters (2009), Keir Hardie Street (2010), Captive Dragons / The Shadow Thorns (2011), Blaze a Vanishing / The Tall Skies (2013), and the forthcoming Odour of Devon Violet (2013). He edited the Caparison anthologies Emergency Verse: Poetry in Defence of the Welfare State (2011) and The Robin Hood Book: Verse Versus Austerity (2012/13) and edits The Recusant.

  • Michael A. Morrison

    Michael A. Morrison is David Ross Boyd Professor Emeritus at the University of Oklahoma. A Fellow of the American Physical Society, he has written over one hundred research papers on theoretical physics, several textbooks, and countless book reviews and essays about the literature of the fantastic. Forthcoming books include The Joy of Quantum Physics and Effective Scientific Writing, both from Oxford University Press.

  • Gabriel Motola

    Gabriel Motola has published essays, articles, and book reviews in such journals as The Nation, New York Times Book Review, American Scholar, and Sewanee Review. After retiring from Bronx Community College, he taught at The New School, where he created the syllabus for “Literature and Film of the Holocaust.”

  • Warren Motte

    Warren Motte is College Professor of Distinction at the University of Colorado. He specializes in contemporary French literature, with particular focus upon experimentalist works that put accepted notions of literary form into question. His most recent books include Fables of the Novel: French Fiction since 1990 (2003), Fiction Now: The French Novel in the Twenty-First Century (2008), and Mirror Gazing (2014).

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    Lydie Moudileno

    Lydie Moudileno is professor of French, francophone studies, and comparative literature at the University of Pennsylvania. Her publications and research focus on issues of authorship in postcolonial literary contexts.

  • Dipika Mukherjee

    Dipika Mukherjee is the author of the novels Shambala Junction and Ode to Broken Things as well as the short-story collection Rules of Desire. Her creative work is included in The Best Small Fictions 2019 and appears in World Literature Today, Asia Literary Review, Del Sol Review, and Chicago Quarterly Review, among others. She’s written nonfiction for Newsweek, Los Angeles Review of Books, Hemispheres, Orion, Scroll, The Edge, and more. She is a contributing editor for Jaggery and teaches at StoryStudio Chicago and at the Graham School of the University of Chicago.

  • Nick Mulgrew

    Nick Mulgrew was born in Durban, South Africa, in 1990 to British parents. He is the founder of the poetry publisher uHlanga, is the deputy chairman of Short Story Day Africa, and a Mandela Rhodes Scholar. He is the author of two books, the latest a suite of short fiction, Stations (David Philip, 2016). He currently lives in Cape Town.

  • Lisa Mullenneaux

    Lisa Mullenneaux has contributed reviews of Elena Ferrante’s novels and Italian poetry in translation to WLT. She is the author of Naples’ Little Women: The Fiction of Elena Ferrante (2016), and her own poetry appears in print and online journals. She lives in Manhattan and teaches writing for the University of Maryland GC.

  • Ruby Hansen Murray

    Ruby Hansen Murray (enrolled Osage) is a writer and photographer living in the lower Columbia River estuary. Her work appears in Yellow Medicine Review, Apogee, About Place Journal, and Indian Country Today. She is a Hedgebrook and VONA fellow who studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts and Warren Wilson College. 

  • Sabina Murray

    Sabina Murray is the author of six works of fiction, including the recent novel Valiant Gentlemen and the short-story collection The Caprices, which won the 2002 PEN/Faulkner Award. She has been awarded fellowships from the NEA, Guggenheim Foundation, and Radcliffe Institute. She teaches writing at UMass Amherst.

  • Kristine Ong Muslim

    Kristine Ong Muslim is the author of eight books of fiction and poetry, most recently the short-story collections Age of Blight (2016) and Butterfly Dream (2016) as well as the poetry collections Meditations of a Beast (2016) and Black Arcadia (2017). Her stories have appeared in Confrontation, Weird Fiction Review, Sunvault: Stories of Solarpunk & Eco-Speculation (2017), The State, and elsewhere.

  • Sahar Mustafah

    Sahar Mustafah is the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, an inheritance she explores in her fiction. Her first novel, The Beauty of Your Face, was named a 2020 Notable Book and Editor’s Choice by the New York Times Book Review. She writes and teaches outside of Chicago. (

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