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Abdourahman A. Waberi, from Djibouti, is a major voice in African postcolonial studies. He has received a multitude of honors, including a PEN France prize and a medal from the Académie française. Since 2012, he has been a professor of French and francophone studies at George Washington University in Washington, DC.
Adelle Waldman is a novelist and writer for Slate, Vogue, and Gawker. She is best known for her first novel, "The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.", which was named one of 2013's best books by The New Yorker, The Economist, NPR, BookPage, and The Guardian, among many others.
Rebecca L. Walkowitz is associate professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of English and affiliate faculty in Comparative Literature at Rutgers University. She is the author of Cosmopolitan Style: Modernism beyond the Nation (2006) and Born Translated: The Contemporary Novel in an Age of World Literature (2015) and editor or coeditor of eight books, including A New Vocabulary for Global Modernism (2016).
Oleksandra Wallo is the author of Ukrainian Women Writers and the National Imaginary: From the Collapse of the USSR to the Euromaidan (University of Toronto Press, 2020) as well as articles on contemporary Ukrainian literature and film. An associate professor at the University of Kansas, her current research project examines the New Drama phenomenon in Ukraine.
Wang Xiaosong is an art critic, independent curator, and columnist. Wang received his PhD from the Chinese National Academy of Arts in 2015. He was a postdoc at Tsinghua University from 2015 to 2017. Wang Xiaosong photo by Ouyang Yong
Wang Ping has published thirteen books of poetry and prose. She’s the recipient of NEA, Bush, Lannan, and McKnight fellowships, director of the Kinship of Rivers project, and professor of English at Macalester College. Her multimedia exhibitions include Behind the Gate: After the Flood of the Three Gorges and We Are Water: Kinship of Rivers.
The fifth laureate of the Newman Prize for Chinese Literature, Wang Anyi moved to Shanghai with her family when she was one year old. Like her mother, writer Ru Zhijuan (1925–98), Wang pursued a literary career and became very successful in the early 1980s. Wang is prolific and innovative: she writes consistently about the history intimately intertwined with her personal memories, and she writes profusely about Shanghai. Several of her representative works, including Lapse of Time, Brocade Valley, Love on a Barren Mountain, Love in a Small Town, and Song of Everlasting Sorrow, are available in English translations.
Julie Ann Ward was born in Oklahoma in 1983. She is an assistant professor of twentieth- and twenty-first-century Latin American literature at the University of Oklahoma. Ward is a 2016-17 recipient of the OU Humanities Forum Fellowship, which supports her research on representations of borders in contemporary Mexican literature.
Jesmyn Ward is an American author known best for two novels, Where the Line Bleeds and Salvage the Bones, that are set on the Mississippi coast. She currently teaches at the University of South Alabama.
Eleanor Wasserberg (@e_wasserberg) studied at Oxford University and has a creative writing MA from the University of East Anglia. She’s lived in Paris and London and was awarded a writing grant from the UK Arts Council to complete her debut novel, Foxlowe (2017). She now lives in Norwich, UK.
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Lauren K. Watel’s debut volume, Book of Potions, a collection of prose poetry, was awarded the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry and will be published in fall 2024 by Sarabande Books. Her poetry, fiction, essays, and translations have appeared widely.
Jean-Luc Wauthier (b. 1950) is a Belgian poet, essayist, and editor of the Journal des Poètes.
Logan Webb is an art student at the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma currently studying abroad in Wales.
Storme Webber is a Two Spirit Sugpiaq/Black/Choctaw poet and interdisciplinary artist. Winner of the James W. Ray Award, her work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian and Field Museum, along with a solo show at Seattle’s Frye Art Museum. She is author/performer of Blues Divine and founder/director of Voices Rising: LGBTQ of Color Arts & Culture.
Cecilia Weddell is the associate editor at Harvard Review and a PhD candidate in the Boston University Editorial Institute, where she is editing and translating the newspaper writings of Rosario Castellanos.
Lian-Hee Wee is a failed restaurateur because his venture tried to provide quality food to the unseen poor in a rich community. As a linguist, he has published eight books and numerous articles. His poems can be found in the Hong Kong–based Cha and Voice & Verse Poetry Magazine.
Quinn Carpenter Weedon is an advanced poetry student in Oklahoma City University’s undergraduate English program.
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Sylvie Weil grew up in Paris and earned her degrees in classics and French literature at the Sorbonne. She is the author of numerous works of literary fiction and memoir, including At Home with André and Simone Weil and also a series of three young-adult novels set in Champagne at the time of the first Crusade. The first of this trilogy, Le mazal d’Elvina, won the Prix Sorcières, one of the most prestigious prizes awarded in France for the best novel for young people.
Allison Weintraub, a WLT intern, is working on degrees in English and professional writing at the University of Oklahoma.
John Weir is the author of two novels, The Irreversible Decline of Eddie Socket and What I Did Wrong.
Janice Weizman is the author of The Wayward Moon, an award-winning historical novel set in the ninth-century Middle East. Her writing and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in World Literature Today, Lilith, Consequence, the Jerusalem Report, and the Tel Aviv Review of Books. Originally from Toronto, Weizman has lived in Israel for over thirty years.
Alison Wellford has published a novel, Indolence, and her short fiction has appeared in the Gettysburg Review, Barcelona Review, and Fence. She has received fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the MacDowell Colony, and the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. She is the Pan-European MFA program director in creative writing at Cedar Crest College.
Adrian Nathan West is the translator of numerous works of contemporary European literature and author of The Aesthetics of Degradation, forthcoming from Repeater Books. He lives between Spain and the United States with the cinema critic Beatriz Leal Riesco.
Karen J. Weyant’s work has appeared in Cave Wall, Conte, Copper Nickel, Spillway, Sugar House Review, and River Styx. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Stealing Dust (Finishing Line Press, 2009) and Wearing Heels in the Rust Belt (Main Street Rag). She lives and writes in Pennsylvania but teaches at Jamestown Community College in Jamestown, New York. She blogs at thescrapperpoet.wordpress.com.