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  • Alison Anderson

    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.


  • Mackenzie Anderson

    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.



  • Ashanti Anderson

    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.



  • Carles Andreu

    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

    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

    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.



  • Romalyn Ante

    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.


  • Jacob M. Appel

    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

    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

    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.



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    Homero Aridjis

    Homero Aridjis (born April 6, 1940) is a Mexican poet, novelist, environmental activist, journalist and diplomat known for his originality and independence.



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    Rae Armantrout

    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

    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. 



  • Chris Arthur

    Chris Arthur is the author of several essay collections, most recently Hummingbirds Between the Pages (2018). His awards include the Akegarasu Haya International Essay Prize, a Theodore Christian Hoepfner Award, the Gandhi Foundation’s Aitchtey Memorial Essay Prize, and the Sewanee Review’s Monroe K. Spears Essay Prize.



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    Meshack Asare

    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.



  • Lane Ashfeldt

    Lane Ashfeldt is the author of SaltWater (2014), a book of short fiction inspired by the sea. Her story “SaltWater” appeared in London Magazine.



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    Yiftach Ashkenazi

    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

    Rilla Askew is the author of four 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 and 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.


  • Nadeem Aslam

    Nadeem Aslam (b. 1966) is a prize-winning British Pakistani novelist.



  • Tacey M. Atsitty

    Tacey M. Atsitty, Diné, is Tsénahabiłnii (Sleep Rock People) and born for Ta’neeszahnii (Tangle People) from Cove, Arizona. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Cornell University. Her work has appeared in many publications. Her first book is Rain Scald (UNM Press, 2018).



  • Paul Auster

    Paul Auster (b. 1947) is an American author and director. He is a novelist and poet, and writes absurdist fiction, crime fiction, and mystery fiction. He won the IMPAC Award in 2010, 2011, and 2012.


  • Najib George Awad

    Najib Awad is a prolific Syrian poet who has published four collections of poetry. His works have appeared in literary magazines throughout the Arab world. A professor of Christian theology, he has also published works on Arab Christians and the Arab Spring.



  • Esmahan Aykol

    Esmahan Aykol (b. 1970) is a Turkish writer. She has written three novels, which have been published in Turkish, German, French, and Italian.



  • Shokoofeh Azar

    Shokoofeh Azar is the author of essays, articles, and children’s books and is the first Iranian woman to hitchhike the entire length of the Silk Road. The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree, originally written in Farsi and translated by an anonymous translator, was shortlisted for Australia’s 2018 Stella Prize for Fiction and the 2020 International Booker Prize. It is her first novel to be translated into English.



  • Ibtisam Azem

    Ibtisam Azem is a Palestinian short-story writer, novelist, and journalist. Her second novel, The Book of Disappearance (Sifr al-Ikhtifa), was translated into English by Sinan Antoon and published by Syracuse University Press in 2019. She lives in New York City.



  • Basma Abdel Aziz

    Basma Abdel Aziz is an award-winning writer, sculptor, and psychiatrist. A long-standing vocal critic of government oppression in Egypt, she is the author of several works of nonfiction. In 2016 she was named one of Foreign Policy’s Leading Global Thinkers for her debut novel, The Queue. She lives in Cairo.


  • Natalka Babina

    Natalka Babina (b. 1966) is a Belarusian journalist and writer.


  • Pier Luigi Bacchini

    Pier Luigi Bacchini (b. 1927) is from Parma (Emilia), where he lived until 1993, retiring to the countryside near Medesano not far from the city. His poetry collections include Dal silenzio d'un nulla (1954), Canti familiari (1968), Distanze, fioriture (1981), Visi e foglie (1993), Scritture vegetali (1999), Contemplazioni meccaniche e pneumatiche (2005), and Canti territoriali (2009). "Chiacchiere," the poem translated here, is from Scritture vegetali.



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    Beth Bachmann

    Beth Bachmann is a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow in poetry and the author of two books from the Pitt Poetry Series: Temper, winner of the AWP Donald Hall Prize and Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and Do Not Rise, winner of the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay di Castagnola Award. Each fall, she serves as Writer in Residence in the MFA program at Vanderbilt University.



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    Rachel Tzvia Back

    Poet and translator Rachel Tzvia Back lives in the Galilee, where her great-great-great-grandfather settled in the 1830s. Her poetry collections include A Messenger Comes (elegies), On Ruins & Return, Azimuth, and the forthcoming collection entitled What Use Is Poetry, the Poet Is Asking. Her most recent translation project, On the Surface of Silence: The Last Poems of Lea Goldberg, will be published in spring 2017.


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