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    Jóanes Nielsen

    Jóanes Nielsen, a former dockworker turned political activist and writer, is one of the preeminent figures in contemporary Faroese literature and culture. He has published seventeen books including the novel Brahmadellarnir, which was nominated for the 2013 Nordic Council’s Literary Prize and is published in English translation as The Brahmadells.



  • Elizabeth Nijdam

    Elizabeth (Biz) Nijdam is a PhD candidate in the Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Her research focuses on German comics after 1989. Her dissertation project traces East German artistic traditions into the post-unification comics of PGH Glühende Zukunft members Anke Feuchtenberger and Henning Wagenbreth.


  • Ketty Nivyabandi

    Poet and essayist Ketty Nivyabandi was born in Belgium in 1978. She currently lives and works in her hometown, Bujumbura, Burundi. Her poetry, written mostly in French, has appeared online and in several anthologies. In 2012 Nivyabandi was selected to represent Burundi in the London Poetry Parnassus as part of the Summer Olympics. She is working on her first poetry collection.



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    Urayoán Noel

    Urayoán Noel  (b. 1976, San Juan) is a poet, performer, critic, and translator who teaches at New York University. His eighth book of poetry, Transversal, is forthcoming from the University of Arizona Press. His poetry is part of the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico’s permanent exhibition and appears in anthologies such as El canon abierto: última poesía en español, 1970–1985 (Visor).


  • Lucie Nolden

    Lucie Nolden is a National Merit Scholar at Bowdoin College in Maine and an avid reader of European fiction.


  • Thomas Nolden

    Thomas Nolden (PhD, Yale) is the director of the comparative literature program at Wellesley College in Massachusetts and visiting professor in the English department at Brandeis University. He is the author of several books on European writing.



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    Elizabeth Novickas

    Elizabeth Novickas worked in a number of fields before returning to her first love, literature. Her translation of Giedra Radvilavičiūtė’s essays  (see page 73) was published in 2013 by Dalkey Archive Press.



  • Aysel (Nino) Novruz

    A pianist and educator, Aysel (Nino) Novruz was born in 1985. Interested in literature from childhood, she published her first article at the age of ten in Günash (Sunlight) magazine. Her literary works are regularly published in different periodicals.



  • paula ilabaca núñez

    Chilean poet and novelist paula ilabaca núñez won the Pablo Neruda Young Poetry Award in 2015. Her published poetic works include la ciudad lucía (2006), la perla suelta (2009), completa (2003), Estados de mi corazón: cuadernos de viaje (2010), and Ínsulas (2012). Ilabaca Núñez’s novel, La regla de los nueve, was published in 2015.



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    Manolo Núñez Negrón

    Manolo Núñez Negrón (b. 1980, San Sebastián, P.R.) is a adjunct professor of Spanish and comparative literature at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. He was a columnist for the “Buscapié” section of El Nuevo Día and has published two short-story collections, El oficio del vértigo (2010) and Comida de peces (2016); a novella, Barra china (2012); and a book of chronicles, Burundanga Express (2019).



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    Naomi Shihab Nye

    Naomi Shihab Nye is the laureate of the 2013 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature and author or editor of more than thirty books, one of which—19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East—was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her novel Habibi, which members of the jury read when selecting her for the NSK Prize, has been translated into five languages and received five “Best Book” awards. Her most recent collections include There Is No Long Distance Now (short stories) and Transfer(poems). Nye has been a Lannan Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a Witter Bynner Fellow (Library of Congress). She has received a Lavan Award from the Academy of American Poets, the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award, the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, the Paterson Poetry Prize, four Pushcart Prizes, and numerous honors for her children’s literature, including two Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards. In 2009 Nye was elected to the Board of Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets.


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