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Maxim Amelin is the 2017 recipient of Russia’s Poet Prize, the youngest writer so honored. His works include Cold Odes (1996), Dubia (1999), The Horse of the Gorgon (2003), and Bent Speech (2011), his collected poetry and prose. He lives in Moscow.
Arao Ameny is a Ugandan-born, US-based poet and writer who earned her MFA in fiction at the University of Baltimore. She has an MA in journalism from Indiana University and a BA in political science from the University of Indianapolis. Her first published poem, “Home Is a Woman,” appeared in the Southern Review in 2020 and won the James Olney Award. She was a winner of the 2020 Brooklyn Poets Fellowship, a finalist for the 2021 Brunel International African Poetry Prize, and a nominee for the 2021 Best New Poets Anthology. Currently, she has a one-year contract role as a biography writer and editor at the Poetry Foundation.
Born in Taza, Morocco, Kebir Ammi currently lives in Paris. A novelist, essayist, and playwright, he is the author, notably, of Le Ciel sans détours, Les Vertus immorales, and Mardochée, all published by Gallimard. His latest novel, Ben Aïcha, published by Mémoire d’encrier (Montreal, 2019), was reviewed in the Winter 2020 issue of WLT.
Anamika is an established Hindi poet and essayist. She has won several national awards for her collections of poems, essays, and fiction and teaches English literature at Satyawati College (University of Delhi). Her trilogy woven around the characters of Pandita Ramabai, Dhela Bai, and Tara insightfully traces the meaning of mukti in its different registers. From salvation to liberation, from the divine call phenomenon to the call center and call girl phenomenon, Mukti travels a long way. Against the backdrop of the three phases of the Freedom movement, stree-mukti also has traveled far and wide. In its representation of different ontological and material issues, this novel in three parts has earned her wide acclaim.
Rudolfo Anaya (b. 1937) is an American author who has written novels, non-fiction, poetry, and children’s books. Some awards he has received include the New Mexico Book Awards’ People’s Choice Award in 2007 and the Robert Kirsch Award in 2011.
Liliana Ancalao (b. 1961) is a member of the Mapuche-Tehuelche Nankulaven community in the Patagonian province of Chubut in southern Argentina. She is a leading Mapuche poet, and her academic investigations of Mapuche culture and indigenous musics are similarly acclaimed.
Ashanti Anderson is a poet and screenwriter. She received her MFA in creative writing from the University of California, Riverside. You can read more of her work in Poetry, Crab Fat Magazine, and Foothill. She currently lives in Texas.
Mackenzie Anderson is a WLT intern studying English literary and cultural studies at the University of Oklahoma. Born and raised as a Texan, she has aspirations to travel the world someday. In her free time, other than digesting a new YA series, she enjoys a good psychological thriller.
For the last dozen years, with support from the National Science Foundation and United States Antarctic Program, artist Todd Anderson (with fellow artists Ian van Coller and Bruce Crownover) has been traveling the planet documenting the effects of the global climate crisis while creating collaborative artists’ books with varying scientists and scholars. See examples of Todd’s artwork at ToddAndersonArtist and TheLastGlacier.
Alison Anderson is a novelist and translator. Her most recent novel, The Summer Guest, based on an episode in the life of Anton Chekhov, was published this year, and her translation of Boualem Sansal’s 2084: The End of the World is forthcoming in January 2017. She lives in Switzerland.
In addition to Jennifer Egan, Carles Adreu has translated works by Adam Johnson, Dana Spiotta, Gerald Murnane, Doris Lessing, Ingo Schulze, Uwe Timm, and others. An assistant professor of translation at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, he holds an MA in comparative literature from Universitat de Barcelona.
Yuri Andrukhovych is one of Ukraine’s premier writers and the “patriarch” of the Bu-Ba-Bu literary performance group that reenergized Ukrainian literary culture in the late 1980s and 1990s (see the September 2005 issue of WLT). Andrukhovych is also an accomplished translator of the Beat Generation writers, the New York School poets, and Shakespeare’s Hamlet into Ukrainian, and he is the literary editor of the cyberjournal Train-76.
Rachel Ang is a comics artist from Melbourne, Australia. Her work has been published by The Lifted Brow, Going Down Swinging, Meanjin, and The Lily/The Washington Post. Her first book, Swimsuit, won a Silver Ledger Award for Excellence in Comics and Graphic Novels. She is the winner of the 2018 Woollahra Digital Literary Award for Fiction.
Noh Anothai’s translations range from classical Siamese verse to contemporary Thai writing. He is a PhD candidate in comparative literature, track for international writers, at Washington University in St. Louis.
Romalyn Ante is a Filipino-British author. She is co-founding editor of harana poetry and a poetry editor at Ambit magazine. Her honors include the Poetry London Prize, Manchester Poetry Prize, Society of Authors Foundation Award, among others. Her debut collection, Antiemetic for Homesickness (Chatto), was named Poetry Book of 2020 by the Poetry School and the Irish Times. It is longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize and shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize 2021.
Darlington Chibueze Anuonye (@ChibuezeDarl), a literary conversationalist, editor, and writer, is editor of The Good Teacher: An Anthology of Essays in Honour of Teachers as well as curator of Selfies and Signatures: An Afro Anthology of Short Stories and the international anthology of writings Through the Eye of a Needle: Art in the Time of Coronavirus. He is also co-editor of Daybreak: An Anthology of Nigerian Short Fiction. Anuonye was awarded the 2021 Amplify Fellowship of the MasterCard Foundation, longlisted for the 2018 Babishai Niwe African Poetry Award, and shortlisted in 2016 by the Ibadan Poetry Foundation for its inaugural residency. He is presently the nonfiction editor of Ngiga Review.
Jacob M. Appel (b. 1973) is an American author, bioethicist, physician, lawyer and social critic. He won the Dundee International Book Prize in 2012 for his novel The Man Who Wouldn't Stand Up.
Kwame Anthony Appiah (b. 1954, London) is a philosopher, novelist, cultural theorist, and scholar of African and African American studies who teaches in New York University’s Department of Philosophy and School of Law. Among his many awards and honors, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2017.
Zaina Arafat is a Palestinian American writer based in Brooklyn. Her debut novel, You Exist Too Much, won a Lambda Literary Award and was named Roxane Gay’s favorite book of 2020. Her essays and articles have appeared in publications including the New York Times, Washington Post, Atlantic, VICE, BuzzFeed, Granta, Guernica, The Believer, Harper’s Bazaar, and Virginia Quarterly Review. She holds an MA in international affairs from Columbia University and an MFA from the University of Iowa.
Homero Aridjis (born April 6, 1940) is a Mexican poet, novelist, environmental activist, journalist and diplomat known for his originality and independence.
Rae Armantrout (b. 1947) is an American poet born in California. She has published ten books of poetry and also has been featured in anthologies. She is a professor of poetry and poetics at the University of California, San Diego.
Gabriel Arnou-Laujeac is the author of Beyond Elsewhere (Éditions du Cygne). His publications include Petite anthologie de la jeune poésie française (Éditions Géhess), Le livre de la prière (Éditions de l’Inférieur), Les Citadelles, Poésie Directe, Littérales, Polyglotte, Recours au Poème, Testament, 3è Millénaire and L’Opinion indépendante. He contributed to the book Irak, la faute, with Alain Michel and Fabien Voyer (Éditions du Cerf). He graduated from Sciences Po and holds a master’s degree (Fondements des Droits de l'Homme). He also studied philosophy and Eastern poetry.
Meshack Asare is a gifted Ghanaian author-illustrator who has won international acclaim for a rare combination of literary and artistic talent as revealed in his storybooks. He is the winner of the 2015 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature.
Yiftach Ashkenazi is the author of three novels and two collections of short stories. He has also published poems, short stories, and literary reviews in local magazines as well as stories and reviews published in English and German. In 2016 he won the Prime Minister’s Prize for Hebrew Literary Works and the Rotenstreich Scholarship for Outstanding Doctoral Student in the Humanities. At the moment, he is completing his PhD and writing a thriller TV series for an Israeli cable network.
Rilla Askew is the author of five novels, a book of stories, and a collection of creative nonfiction, Most American: Notes from a Wounded Place. She received a 2009 Arts and Letters Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters and teaches at the University of Oklahoma. Her novel about the Tulsa Race Massacre, Fire in Beulah, received the American Book Award in 2002. Her most recent novel, Prize for the Fire, appeared in October 2022.
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