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  • Rebecca L. Walkowitz

    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).


  • Conrad Walters

    Conrad Walters is a journalist at The Sydney Morning Herald.



  • Wang Ping

    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.



  • Wang Anyi

    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.


  • Jesmyn Ward

    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.


  • Julie Ann Ward

    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.


  • Sarah Rebecca Warren

    Sarah Rebecca Warren, a writer, educator, and musician, lives in Dallas, Texas, and is a PhD candidate at the University of North Texas in Denton. Her chapbook, Price of Admission, appears in the Floodgate Poetry Series (Upper Rubber Boot Books, 2019).



  • Eleanor Wasserberg

    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.


  • Jean-Luc Wauthier

    Jean-Luc Wauthier (b. 1950) is a Belgian poet, essayist, and editor of the Journal des Poètes.



  • Wawa

    Wawa, aka Lo Mei Wa (lomeiwa.com), is a Hong Kong medium-pure poet. She received her degrees in philosophy in Hong Kong and the Netherlands and is the author of Pei Pei the Monkey King and Anna and Anna. She is currently living in Berkeley. 


  • Logan Webb

    Logan Webb is an art student at the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma currently studying abroad in Wales.


  • Cecilia Weddell

    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

    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

    Quinn Carpenter Weedon is an advanced poetry student in Oklahoma City University’s undergraduate English program.



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    Sylvie Weil

    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

    Allison Weintraub, a WLT intern, is working on degrees in English and professional writing at the University of Oklahoma.



  • John Weir

    John Weir is the author of two novels, The Irreversible Decline of Eddie Socket and What I Did Wrong.


  • Melissa Weiss

    Melissa Weiss is a former WLT intern.



  • Janice Weizman

    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

    Alison Wellford has published a novel, Indolence, and her short fiction has appeared in the Gettysburg ReviewBarcelona 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

    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

    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



  • Joseph Wheeler

    Joseph Wheeler is a senior English major at the University of Oklahoma and intern at World Literature Today. Born and raised in Oklahoma, he coaches baseball at his high school, Heritage Hall, in Oklahoma City and plans to attend law school upon graduation.



  • Bruce E. Whitacre

    Bruce E. Whitacre’s work has appeared in Cagibi, HIV Here and Now (Indolent Books), and North of Oxford. He has been a featured poetry reader at the Forest Hills Public Library. He has read his work at Poets House, the Zen Mountain Monastery Buddhist Poetry Festival, Kew Willow Books, Lunar Walk, and other venues. He completed master workshops with Jericho Brown, Alex Dimitrov, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, and Mark Wunderlich. He holds an MFA in dramatic writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and is an activist and advocate for the arts and social justice. He lives in Forest Hills, Queens.



  • Hazel White

    Hazel White’s new poetry manuscript, Vigilance Is No Orchard, is a finalist for the 2015 National Poetry Series. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in VERSE, Denver Quarterly, Fence, and New American Writing. She and Denise Newman received a Creative Work Fund grant for a poetry installation next year at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden.



  • Cameron L. White

    Cameron L. White is a PhD student in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan. He researches East Asian moving-image culture, with a particular focus on the flow of cinematic texts across languages and borders. He has an abiding interest in Hong Kong’s legacy as a hub of industrial and aesthetic development in the global film industry.


  • Steven F. White

    Steven F. White is the author of Modern Nicaraguan Poetry: Dialogues with France and the United States and co-translated Rubén Darío: Selected Writings as well as Seven Trees against the Dying Light by Pablo Antonio Cuadra. He is co-author of Culture and Customs of Nicaragua and recently published his selected poems in Spanish, Bajo la palabra de las plantas: (poesía selecta 1979–2009). He teaches as a Latin Americanist at St. Lawrence University.


  • Zoë Wicomb

    Zoë Wicomb (b. 1948) is a South African novelist and short story writer. She is known for works that examine apartheid, race, and the complexity of human relationships.


  • David Williams

    David Williams is the translator of Dubravka Ugrešić’s Karaoke Culture (2011) and Europe in Sepia (2014), and of Miljenko Jergović’s Mama Leone (2013). He is also the author of Writing Postcommunism: Towards a Literature of the East European Ruins (2013) and a number of essays on postcommunist literature and film. Since taking early retirement from literary life, he has started building a small house on New Zealand’s west coast and has his sights set on a life straight out of Tolstoy’s Family Happiness.


  • Alexandria Williams

    Alexandria Williams is a WLT intern pursuing a dual degree in professional writing and international area studies/prelaw. 


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