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Siobhan Rosenthal is an internationally award-winning playwright who has published narrative memoir in many outlets including the London Times. She has Irish citizenship and lives in New Zealand.
Mira Rosenthal is the author of The Local World and translator of two books by Polish poet Tomasz Różycki. Her work has received numerous awards, including an NEA Fellowship, a Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, a PEN/Heim Translation Grant, and the Northern California Book Award. She is assistant professor of poetry writing at Cal Poly.
Jacques Roubaud (b. 1932) became a member of the oulipo (Workshop of Potential Literature) group in 1966 and was nominated by Marcel Bénabou for the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 2008. His most recent book to be translated into English is Mathematics: A Novel (2012).
Adam Rovner (www.adamrovner.com) is an associate professor of English and Jewish literature at the University of Denver. His articles, essays, translations, and interviews have appeared in numerous publications. His narrative history of the Territorialist movement, In the Shadow of Zion: Promised Lands before Israel, was published by NYU Press in 2014.
Tomasz Różycki rose to both critical and popular prominence as an important voice of his generation in Poland when his fifth book, Twelve Stations, won the Kościelski Prize in 2004. Różycki was first introduced to anglophone readers with Mira Rosenthal’s translation of a selected poems, followed by his sonnet collection Colonies, which won the 2014 Northern California Book Award and was shortlisted for the International Griffin Poetry Prize and the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize.
Aaron Rudolph is an instructor of composition at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. He authored the collection Sacred Things (Bridge Burner’s Publishing, 2002) and has poems in the anthologies Two Southwests (Visual Arts Collective, 2008) and Ain’t Nobody That Can Sing Like Me (Mongrel Empire Press, 2010).
Brandon Rushton’s poems appear in Denver Quarterly, Pleiades, Bennington Review, CutBank, Sonora Review, and Passages North among other journals. In 2016 he was the winner of both the Gulf Coast Prize and the Ninth Letter Award for Poetry. In 2017 he served as the Theodore Roethke Fellow at the Marshall Fredericks Museum. Born and raised in Michigan, he now lives and writes in Charleston, South Carolina, and teaches writing at the College of Charleston.
Nina Sabolik is a PhD student in English literature at Arizona State University. She is currently preparing her dissertation on the effects of immigration on nationalism in the works of contemporary Yugoslav immigrant writers in Western Europe and the United States.
Mahmoud Saeed is an Iraqi author who left Iraq in 1985 after being arrested and imprisoned six times. After the 1991 Gulf War, he returned to Iraq only to flee again to Dubai. He has written more than twenty novels and short-story collections, but two of his novels were destroyed by the Baath Party regime in Iraq and another three were lost. His novels Rue Ben Barka and Saddam City have received special critical acclaim. His novel The World through the Eyes of Angels won the 2010 King Fahd Center Award and was published by Syracuse University Press in 2011. He has won several other awards and been recognized by Amnesty International for his promotion of human rights.
Sweetha Saji is a PhD research scholar in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli. Her research concentrates on graphic medicine and medical humanities.
Moshe Sakal is the author of five Hebrew novels, most recently The Diamond Setter (Other Press, 2018), named one of TimeOut New York’s “11 Books You Will Want to Binge-Read This Month,” and Entertainment Weekly has called it “a vital depiction of queer life in the Middle East.” Born in Tel Aviv into a Syrian-Egyptian Jewish family, Sakal lived in Paris, France, for six years and currently lives in Jaffa.
Kris Saknussemm is the author of eleven books, including Zanesville and Private Midnight, which have been published in twenty-two languages. American born, he lived for many years in Australia and the Pacific Islands. He now teaches at UNLV in Las Vegas.
Noah B. Salamon is a graduate student in English at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He has a BA in philosophy from Swarthmore College and a JD from the University of Chicago Law School. He currently teaches English at Sierra Canyon School in Chatsworth, California. This paper arose out of poet Sarah Maclay’s class at Loyola Marymount University entitled “The Poetry of Night.”
Ron Paul Salutsky (www.salutsky.com) is the author of Romeo Bones (Steel Toe Books, 2013), now available on Amazon, and Anti-Ferule, translated from the Spanish of Uruguayan poet Karen Wild Díaz, available now from Toad Press. Ron’s interests include poetry and poetics, the contemporary pastoral, rock climbing, and edible landscaping. He was born and raised in Somerset, Kentucky, and educated at Western Kentucky University (BA-English/sociology), the University of Nevada–Las Vegas (MFA-poetry), and Florida State University (PhD-English). Ron is on the faculty of the Division of Arts and Humanities at Southern Regional Technical College and lives in Ochlocknee, Georgia, in the Upper Ochlocknee Watershed.
David Samoylov (1920–1990) was an important Russian-language poet who was a soldier in the Red Army and was a notable poet of the War generation of Russian poets. He has also translated literature from Estonian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian and other languages into Russian.
Mikeas Sánchez is a Zoque-Mexican poet, translator, educator, radio producer, and activist. She holds a master’s degree in literature from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, has published six books of poetry, and co-founded the grassroots organization ZODEVITE, which won Pax Christi’s International Peace Prize in 2017 for its antifracking activism.
Feliciano Sánchez Chan (b. 1960, Xaya, Yucatán) has twice won the Itzamná Prize for literature written in the Mayan language as well as the Domingo Dzul Poot Prize for narrative in Mayan. His book, Seven Dreams, was published in a bilingual edition of Mayan/Spanish by New Native Press (translated by Jonathan Harrington). He works with the Department of Popular Culture in the state of Yucatán.
Andrés Sánchez Robayna (b. 1952, Santa Brigida, Spain) has released books of poetry, essays, and translations. He completed a PhD in philology at the University of Barcelona in 1977, directed the magazines Literradura and Syntaxis, and is currently professor of Spanish literature at the University of La Laguna.
Craig Santos Perez is an indigenous Chamorro poet from the Pacific island of Guam. He is the author of four collections of poetry and the co-editor of five anthologies. He is an associate professor in the English department at the University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa. WLT nominated his poem in the New Native Writing issue (May 2017) for a Pushcart Prize.
Luma Sarhan (b. 1987) is an Iraqi-born poet and short-story writer currently residing in Paris. She fled Baghdad in 2003 after losing her parents during a bomb explosion. She is currently working as a freelance interpreter and hoping to pursue a degree in linguistics.
Subodh Sarkar was born in 1958 and has published eighteen books of poems. He has participated in a number of international writers’ festivals including the Sun Moon Lake city conference in Taiwan and the New Symposium in Greece organized by IWP, University of Iowa. Recipient of the Bangla Academy Award, he is Associate Professor in English at the City College in Kolkata and guest editor of Indian Literature, the literary journal published by Sahitya Akademi.
Kathryn Savage is a hybrid writer whose debut lyric essay collection, Groundglass, is forthcoming from Coffee House Press. Her writing has appeared in BOMB Magazine, American Short Fiction, the Guardian, Poets & Writers, and she is a recipient of the 2018 Academy of American Poets James Wright Prize. Currently, she is a Tulsa Artist Fellow.
Walle Sayer is a Swabian lyric poet, born and raised in the sixty-two-meter shadow of a fifteenth-century church steeple. He belongs to the Association of German Writers (VS) and PEN International, co-owns Klöpfer & Meyer Publishing in Tübingen, and holds the Bad Homburg Hölderlinpreis, Hermann-Lenz-Stiftungpreis, and Baden-Württemberg Staufer Medal.
Author and journalist Igiaba Scego’s (b. 1974, Rome) memoir, La mia casa è dove sono, won Italy’s prestigious Mondello Prize. Her novel Beyond Babylon was released in English translation in May 2019.
Gábor Schein has published eight volumes of poetry in addition to short stories, children’s books, plays, and two novels. His novel Lazarus! is forthcoming from Seagull Books in 2017.
Frederik L. Schodt (www.jai2.com) is a writer, translator, and conference interpreter based in San Francisco, California. In 2009 he was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, for helping to introduce and promote Japanese contemporary popular culture in the United States of America. Schodt’s next project is a 900-plus-page translation of The Osamu Tezuka Story (Stonebridge Press, 2016).
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