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  • Marit MacArthur is an associate professor of English at CSU Bakersfield and recently earned an MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson College. Her translations, poems, and reviews have appeared in American Poetry Review, Verse, Southwest Review, Yale Review, ZYZZYVA, and Airplane Reading, among other journals.

  • Aditi Machado is a writer and translator from Bangalore, India. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Denver.

  • Carolann Caviglia Madden’s work has appeared in Women in Clothes (Penguin, 2014), Souvenir, Yalobusha Review, and elsewhere. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Houston.

  • Alison Mandaville is a poet and assistant professor of literature and English education at California State University.

  • Cecile Inglessis Margellosis a translator from French, English, and ancient Greek; a scholar; and a literary critic. She divides her time between Geneva and Athens.

  • Patricia Marsh is a writer of fiction and nonfiction, author of The Scribe of the Soul and The Enigma of the Margate Shell Grotto, and translator of a number of plays and poems from Macedonian into English. She lectured in English at the University of Skopje for a long period before returning to live and work in the UK in 1992.

  • Derick Mattern is a poet and translator living in Iowa City. A former BCLT mentee, he is now an Iowa Arts Fellow and 2018 NEA Literary Translation Fellow at the Iowa Translation Workshop.

  • Gretchen McCullough ( is a senior instructor at the American University in Cairo. Her bilingual book of short stories in English and Arabic, Three Stories from Cairo, translated with Mohamed Metwalli, was published in 2011 by Afaq Publishers, Cairo. A story collection, Shahrazad’s Tooth, was published in 2013.

  • David McDuff (b. 1945) is a British literary translator and editor. His translations include works of nineteenth-century Russian fiction in Penguin Classics (Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Leskov) as well as nineteenth- and twentieth-century Scandinavian poetry and prose.

  • Jamie McKendrick has published five books of poetry, most recently Crocodiles and Obelisks (2008). He edited The Faber Book of 20th-Century Italian Poems, and his translation of Valerio Magrelli's poems, The Embrace (2009; released in the US under the title Vanishing Points), won the Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize and the John Florio Prize. His previous translations published in WLT include Magrelli's "The Duck-Hare Individual" (November 2009) and Antonella Anedda's "Archipelago (a collapse)" (July 2011).

  • Karen McNeil’s literary translations have appeared in Banipal, World Literature Today, and al-Jadid. She was revising editor of the Oxford Arabic Dictionary (2014) and has a master’s degree in Arabic literature and linguistics from Georgetown University. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

  • Qalandar Bux Memon lives in Lahore, where he is assistant professor in the political science department of Forman Christian College. He is editor of Naked Punch Review, an interdisciplinary poetry, art, politics, and philosophy magazine run by a collective of activists and writers, and founding member of Cafe Bol, an intellectual café based in Lahore that holds regular political, poetic, and philosophical gatherings.

  • An Ethiopian musician, Jorga Mesfin is the founder of the Ethio-jazz group Wudasse and composed the score to Haile Gerima’s epic movie Teza, for which he won the award for Best Music Selection at the twenty-second Carthage Film Festival and Best Composer Award at the fifth Dubai International Film Festival.

  • Seth Michelson is a poet, translator, professor of poetry, and a 2018 NEA Literature Translation Fellow. His most recent project is Dreaming America: Voices of Undocumented Youth in Maximum-Security Detention (Settlement House, 2017).

  • A lecturer in the Department of English at Babes-University, Cluj, Romania, Erika Mihálycsa has translated William H. Gass, Jeanette Winterson, Julian Barnes, George Orwell, and others into Hungarian and regularly contributes to several literary publications. Two of her translations into English were among WLT’s 2015 Pushcart nominations.

  • Christina Miller is a doctoral candidate at the University of Oklahoma. She works primarily on contemporary Latin American prose, specializing in detective fiction.

  • Derek Mong is the author of two full-length collections, Other Romes (2011) and The Identity Thief (2018), as well as a chapbook of Latin adaptations.

  • A graduate of UC Berkeley, Renée Morel teaches French and linguistics at City College of San Francisco and lectures extensively on French civilization from the Gauls to de Gaulle. She also works as a translator and editor and has published articles in Traverses, The French Review, and other literary publications.

  • Maryam Mortaz is an Iranian American writer and translator. Her work has been published in such journals as Bomb, New Review of Literature, and Callaloo. She is a trained psychotherapist in New York City.

  • Cheryl Moskowitz is a US-born, UK-based poet, novelist, and playwright and was a lecturer at Sussex University where she taught creative writing and personal development at the graduate level from 1996 to 2010. Her publications include a novel, Wyoming Trail (Granta, 1998), and the poetry collection The Girl Is Smiling (Circle Time Press, 2012). She was a prizewinner in the 2010 Bridport and Troubadour Poetry Competitions and the 2011 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine.

  • Colleen Mullen studied English literature and Spanish at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. After earning her bachelor’s degree in 2010, she continued to develop her affinity for Spanish while teaching English in Spain. Colleen works full-time as a writer for the Texas Legislative Council and volunteers as a Spanish-to-English translator for the Rainforest Partnership. She resides in her hometown of Austin, Texas.

  • Translator Lisa Mullenneaux

    Lisa Mullenneaux is the author of Naples’ Little Women: The Fiction of Elena Ferrante and has reviewed Ferrante’s La Frantumaglia for WLT. She teaches writing for the University of Maryland UC.

  • Mark Mussari earned his PhD in Scandinavian languages and literature from the University of Washington. He has translated Danish novels, short stories, and nonfiction for numerous publishers. His recent works include translations of Erik Valeur’s novel The Man in the Lighthouse and Michael Müller’s Børge Mogensen: Simplicity and Function. Mussari is also the author of Danish Modern: Between Art and Design (Bloomsbury, 2016). 

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