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Alfred Döblin

Alfred Döblin was born in Stettin in 1878. His most successful novel was Berlin Alexanderplatz, published by S. Fischer in 1929. In 1933 Döblin emigrated to France and then to the...

Noor Dakerli

Noor Dakerli (b.1986) is a Syrian writer, currently living in Lebanon. His short story collection Al-Takhareef Kingdom received the Sharjah Award for Arab Creativity in 2014, and his other...

Cobbin Dale

Cobbin Dale was born in Australia in 1910 and worked as a station boy, a stockman, and a motor mechanic. An important Pilbara poet and storyteller of the mid twentieth century, he was also well...

Louis-Philippe Dalembert

Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in 1962, Louis-Philippe Dalembert is among the most important Haitian writers of his generation. He is a poet, novelist, short story writer, and essayist. His...

Roque Dalton

The son of a member of the notorious Dalton gang, Roque Dalton (1935-75) was one of Central America's greatest, and most mythified, revolutionary poets. He spent many years in exile from his...

Mariana Dan

Mariana Dan was born in Bucharest but has lived in Belgrade, Serbia, for almost thirty years. She was educated at the University of Bucharest and received her doctorate from the University of...

Wang Dan

Wang Dan, writer, essayist and poet, was the most prominent leader of the Tiananmen student pro-democracy movement. Following the Chinese government's crackdown on June 4, 1989, he was...

Annie Dancheva

Annie Dancheva was born in 1989 in Sofia, Bulgaria. She graduated with degrees in English and American Studies and Translation and Editing from Sofia University with Spanish and Italian as second...

Bruna Dantas Lobato

Bruna Dantas Lobato is a writer and literary translator from and to Portuguese based in New York City. She is currently the assistant fiction editor for Washington Square Review. Her work has...

Sri Daoruang

Sri Daoruang (“splendid marigold”) is the pen name of Wanna Sawasdsri (sometimes spelled as Sawatsri), who was born in 1943 in the town of Phitsanulok, about 200 miles north of...

Chakib Daoud

Chakib Daoud is a self-taught artist, graphic designer, and cartoonist active on social networks since 2007. He is a founding member of the comic collective Koumik and the...

Rubén Darío

The great Nicaraguan poet Félix Rubén García Sarmiento (1867–1916), who called himself Rubén Darío, was born in Metapa, Nicaragua, in a city that now bears...

Faisal Darraj

Faisal Darraj is a Palestinian literary critic. He has published several books on literary theory and criticism, among them Bo's Al-Thaqafa fi al-Mu'asasah al-Falestiniyeh (The Misery of...

Marie Darrieussecq

Marie Darrieussecq was born in 1969 in Bayonne, France. She is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris. Her debut novel, Pig Tales (1996), was published in 34 countries and became...

Mahmoud Darwish

Mahmoud Darwish was a widely known and popular Palestinian poet. He was born in Berweh, a village east of Acre, Palestine, in 1942. When the Israelis occupied his home in 1948, Darwish began to...

Najwan Darwish

Najwan Darwish is one of the foremost Arabic-language poets of his generation. He was born in Jerusalem in 1978, exactly thirty years after his family was exiled from their home in the...

Tuhin Das

Tuhin Das is a poet, activist, and blogger. He was born and raised in Barisal, Bangladesh. He is the author of eight books in his native language of Bengali, and has published criticism, short...

Dominic Davies

Dominic Davies is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the English Faculty, University of Oxford. He has written and published a number of articles, chapters, and reviews relating to...

Étienne Davodeau

Étienne Davodeau was born in the Les Mauges region of France in 1965. He has published numerous highly-acclaimed graphic novels and works of graphic nonfiction. In 2006, he won the Grand...

Anna Davtyan

Anna Davtyan was born in 1983. She studied English language and literature at Yerevan State University, and then moved on to studying photography at Caucasus Media Institute. Davtyan is a literary...

Danila Davydov

Danila Davydov (b. 1977) is a poet, critic, and editor. He was the first laureate of the Debut Prize (2000) for his collection of short fiction Experiences in Heartlessness. From 1999 to 2004 he...

Tashi Dawa

Tashi Dawa was born in Tibet in 1959. He began his career as a stage designer at Tibetan Play Troupe in 1972; later he became a playwright for the same company. In 1985, he became a professional...

Behnam Dayani

Behnam Dayani is the author of a collection of short stories, Hitchcock va Agha Baji.

Thijs de Boer

Thijs de Boer (b. 1981, the Netherlands) is a writer of short stories that have been published in various literary magazines. He won the short-story contest Duizend Woorden, and his debut, the...

Pedro de Jesús

Born in 1970, Pedro de Jesús has published short stories, a novel, criticism, and poetry in Cuba and abroad. His stories, which began to appear in the 1990s, were among the first published...

Pedro de Jesús

Born in 1970, Pedro de Jesús has published short stories, a novel, criticism, and poetry in Cuba and abroad. His stories, which began to appear in the 1990s, were among the first published...

Ángel De la Calle

Ángel De la Calle was born in Molinillo de la Sierra, Spain, in 1958.  He began his career in the late seventies in Star magazine Since then, he has collaborated with...

Francisco de la Mora

Francisco de la Mora is a publisher and a comics writer. He is one of the founders of Editorial Sexto Piso, one of the biggest independent publishing houses in Mexico, where he was a permanent...

Luis de Lión

Luis de Lión was born in San Juan del Obispo, Guatemala, in 1940, and is considered Guatemala's first indigenous writer in Spanish. His novel El tiempo principia en...

Manuel de Lope

Manuel de Lope was born in Burgos in 1949. When he was fifteen he moved to Madrid, where he lives now, after having lived in Geneva, London, and the South of France for twenty-five years. In...

André Pieyre de Mandiargues

André Pieyre de Mandiargues (1909–91) was a French writer of the fantastic whose prolific output included poems, plays, essays, novels, and short stories. He also translated works...

Hector de Mauleon

Hector de Mauleon was born in Mexico City in 1963. He is the author of the novel El secreto de la Noche Triste, the short-story collections La perfecta espiral  and Como nada en el mundo,...

Angela Dutra de Menezes

Angela Dutra de Menezes is a writer and journalist. She was born in Rio de Janeiro, where she still lives. She worked at the newspaper O Globo and VEJA magazine before retiring to concentrate on...

Miquel de Palol

An architect and Catalan-language poet and novelist, Miquel de Palol was born in Barcelona.  He began his career as a poet with the collection Lotus (1972). He has authored the poetry...

Carolina De Robertis

Carolina De Robertis is a writer and translator of Uruguayan origins, and the author of three novels: The Gods of Tango, Perla, and the international bestseller The Invisible Mountain, all...

Patrick de Saint-Exupéry

Patrick de Saint-Exupéry was an international reporter for Le Figaro. He covered the events in Rwanda and became a highly regarded writer on the subject. In 2004 he published...

Patricia de Souza

Patricia de Souza (Ayacucho, 1964) is a Peruvian writer and translator.. She holds a doctorate in French and Comparative Literature from the Sorbonne. From her debut novel Cuando...

Rodrigo de Souza Leão

Rodrigo de Souza Leão was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1965 and died in a psychiatric clinic in Rio in 2008, shortly after his extraordinary autobiographical novel All Dogs are Blue was...

Victoria de Stefano

Victoria De Stefano (Viserba, Italy, 1940) is one of the foremost Venezuelan contemporary novelists. In her novels, she achieves a unique intertwining of historical events and personal memory. She...

Miguel de Unamuno

Miguel de Unamuno (1864–1936) was a Spanish novelist, poet, playwright, and essayist. A key figure of the Generation of 1898, he is perhaps best known for his book-length philosophical...

Karlien de Villiers

Karlien de Villiers was born in Cape Town in 1975. After earning a degree in graphic design at the University of Stellenbosch, she published her first short stories in the magazine BitterComix,...

Nyk de Vries

Nyk de Vries (1971) was born in Friesland, a province in the northern part of the Netherlands. He is a writer and musician. Since 2000 he has written two novels and a collection of flash...

Syahmedi Dean

Syahmedi Dean, a journalist by profession, was born May 14, 1969, and graduated from the Indonesian Art Academy (Institut Seni Indonesia) with a degree in visual communications design in 1985....

Ales Debeljak

Ales Debeljak was a translator, essayist, poet, and cultural critic. He earned his PhD in social thought from Syracuse University and he became the director of the Center for Cultural and...

Kyabchen Dedrol

Born in Chukhama in Amdo, Kyabchen Dedrol is a leading figure of the “Third Generation of Tibetan Poets,” a new literary movement composed of a group of young Tibetan writers centered...

Jacek Dehnel

Jacek Dehnel was born in 1980. He is the author of five books of poems; two collections of short stories (Kolekcja, 1999, and Rynek w Smyrnie, 2007); a cycle of four novellas (Balzakiana, 2008);...

Juan José Delaney

Juan José Delaney was born in Buenos Aires in 1954. He belongs to a large Irish-Argentine family and holds the chair in Twentieth-Century Argentinean Literature at the Universidad del...

Xavier Delaporte

Xavier Delaporte was born in 1967 and lives in Savoy. His first graphic novel, Chaabi, with text by Richard Marazano, was published by Futuropolis in 2007.

Sofía García Deliz

Sofía García Deliz was born on April 4, 1990, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She graduated from Universidad de Puerto’s Rio Piedras campus with a degree in interdisciplinary...

Radka Denemarková

Radka Denemarková (b. 1968) is a Czech writer, playwright, literary historian, essayist, and translator. Based in Prague, she has taught creative writing, and worked as dramaturg at the...

Adrineh Der-Boghossian

Originally from Canada, Adrineh Der-Bogossian has been living in Armenia and translating for local online news media since 2009. She recently obtained an MSc in Communication Studies from VUB in...

Katy Derbyshire

Katy Derbyshire comes from London and has lived in Berlin for many years. She translates contemporary German writers including Inka Parei, Clemens Meyer, Helene Hegemann, and Dorothee Elmiger....

Regina Derieva

Regina Derieva has published twenty books of poetry, essays, and prose. Her most recent book of poems in English translation is Alien Matter: New and Selected Poems. Derieva's poetry has...

Lukman Derky

Lukman Derky was born in Derbassiya, Syria, in 1966. He was a member of Aleppo University’s literary circle in the 1980s. He has published six collections of poetry and one of short...

Vijay Dan Detha

Vijay Dan Detha, shown here with translator Christi A. Merrill, is one of India's leading story writers and among the most eminent writing in Rajasthani today. Winner of a Sahitya Akademi...

François Devenne

François Devenne was born in Nantes in 1964. He completed his student thesis on the geography and agriculture of Kilamanjaro, and then worked at l'Institut français de...

Ananda Devi

Ananda Devi was born in Mauritius. She is considered one of the major figures of the Indian Ocean literature. She has received several literary awards, including the Cinq continents de la...

Rachel DeWoskin

Rachel DeWoskin completed her masters degree in poetry at Boston University in 2000, after spending five years in China as a corporate consultant and soap opera actress. Her first book, Foreign...

Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill

Born in England, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill grew up in the Irish-speaking areas of West Kerry and Tipperary. As one of the few female Irish poets who write exclusively in Irish, she has been a...

Marco Di Marco

Marco Di Marco lives in Rome and has worked in publishing for seven years.  He’s worked with the literary agency, Il Segnallibro, and has also edited for the publishing house...

Paolo Di Tonno

Paolo Di Tonno was born in Pescara, Italy. He has a doctorate  in computer science from the Università degli Studi in L'Aquila. He lives in Lugano, Switzerland, where he works in...

Mohammed Dib

Mohammed Dib is considered one of the founding fathers of North African Francophone literature. Born in western Algeria in 1920, he gained fame as a novelist with the publication of his...

Tenzin Dickie

Tenzin Dickie’s translation work focuses on a group of poets and writers from northeastern Tibet. Her translations have been published in the Washington Post online and...

Nicolas Dickner

photo by Lara Labrie Born in Rivière-du-Loup in 1972, Nicolas Dickner studied fine arts and literature. In 2002, he published his first collection of short stories, The Encyclopaedia of...

Angela Dimitrakaki

Angela Dimitrakaki is a fiction writer and lecturer in contemporary art at The University of Edinburgh, UK. Her fiction largely addresses the transformation of subjectivity in contemporary...

Dejana Dimitrijević

Dejana Dimitrijević was born in Belgrade, Serbia, in 1963. In 1982. she graduated from the Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Philology of the University of Belgrade....

Sotiris Dimitriou

Sotiris Dimitriou (b. 1955 in Thesprotia) is one of Greece's best-known and most prolific prose writers. Author of numerous novels and collections of short stories—one of which has...

Kristin Dimitrova

Kristin Dimitrova is a poet, writer, and translator born in 1963 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Her novel, Sabazius (2007), was awarded the national Hristo G. Danov prize, was shortlisted...

Lidija Dimkovska

Lidija Dimkovska is one of the foremost Macedonian younger poets. Born in 1971 in Skopje, she earned a doctoral degree in Romanian literature in Bucharest, where she lived for several years. Her...

Theodora Dimova

Theodora Dimova is an award-winning writer and playwright. She graduated with a degree in English from Sofia University and has studied at the Royal Court Theater in London. She is the...

Milica Miçiç Dimovska

Milica Mićić Dimovska was born in Novi Sad in 1947. She received a degree in Literature and Literary Theory from the University of Belgrade and worked for many years at Matica srpska and...

Petre Dimovski

Petre Dimovski was born 1946 in Brod, near Bitola, Republic of Macedonia. After finishing high school he went to work in Australia. In 1975 he graduated from the Faculty of Philology in...

Fatou Diome

Fatou Diome was born in Senegal and lives in Strasbourg. She is the author of Le ventre de L'Atlantique, translated into English by Lulu Norman and Ros Schwartz and published...

Mohammad Ali Diriye

Mohammad Ali Diriye was born in Somalia, and has studied in Saudi Arabia and in Sudan.  He is a medical doctor, and is now Chief Resident at the Jordan University Hospital, Family Medicine...

Nassuf Djailani

Nassuf Djailani was born on the island of Mayotte in the Comoros archipelago. A journalist at France Television, he also writes for radio and print, and has contributed to literary journals in...

Négar Djavadi

Négar Djavadi was born in Iran in 1969 to a family of intellectuals opposed to the regimes both of the Shah, then of Khomeini. She arrived in France at the age of eleven, having...

Hakar Dlshad

Hakar Dlshad is a student at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani.

Karolina Domagalska

Karolina Domagalska (Gdańsk, 1980) is a reporter by profession and mother by passion. She graduated in ethnology from Warsaw University and pursued gender studies at the Central European...

Artur Domosławski

Artur Domosławski (born in Warsaw in 1967) is a nonfiction writer. For two decades, he worked as a reporter and columnist for the major daily Polish newspaper, Gazeta Wyborcza, and he...

Hélène Dorion

Born in Quebec in 1958, Hélène Dorion is a major literary voice in Quebec, having written over a dozen books of poetry. Her work has won many awards, including the Governor...

Brian Doyle

Brian Doyle (Scotland, 1956) has translated a wide variety of books from Dutch/Flemish into English. Recent book projects include Jef Geeraerts’ The Public...

Suzanne Dracius

Author and playwright Suzanne Dracius was born in Fort-de-France, Martinique, and grew up in Sceaux, a suburb of Paris. She later returned to Martinique as a professor of classical...

György Dragomán

György Dragomán, a writer and translator, was born in Marosvásárhely, Romania, as part of the Hungarian minority living there. He moved to Hungary in 1988 at the age of...

Zoran Drvenkar

Zoran Drvenkar was born in Croatia in 1967 and moved to Germany when he was three years old. He has been working as a writer since 1989 and very much enjoys moving between genres. He has written...

Charles Ducal

Charles Ducal (1952-) is a Dutch-speaking Belgian poet. He lives in Leuven and is a language teacher. His poetry collections include Het huwelijk (Marriage), (De Arbeiderspers, Amsterdam,...

Michel Ducasse

Michel Ducasse was born in 1962 in Mauritius. He spent his childhood in the village of Goodlands, northeast of the island. His collections of poetry include Alphabet (2001),...

Virgil Duda

Virgil Duda was born in Barlad, Romania, in 1939, and graduated from the College of Juridical Sciences of Bucharest. Ten of his novels were published in Romania, among them The Listless...

Paulina Duda

Paulina Duda is a PhD candidate in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan, where she is also pursuing a graduate certificate in screen arts and cultures....

Thomas Michael Duncan

Thomas Michael Duncan writes fiction, fact, opinion, and the occasional bit of nonsense. His work has appeared in Necessary Fiction, Little Fiction, and The Good Men Project, among...

Jocelyn Dupré

Jocelyn Dupré was born in 1959. He teaches French at a college in the Paris area. The small apartment where he resides is cluttered with various cardboard boxes and stacks of books which,...

Philippe Dupuy

Born in Paris, Philippe Dupuy has been working in comics for nearly thirty years, mostly in collaboration with Charles Berberian, creating strips about their well-known character Mr. Jean. He...

Julio Durán

Julio Durán was born in Iquitos, Peru. He studied translation in Lima and Barcelona. His novel Incendiar la ciudad (2001) has been praised by several critics in Peru. His stories have been...

Francesco Durante

Francesco Durante is the editor of Italoamericana. The Literature of the Great Migration (Fordham University Press). He is the author of several books published in Italy, and has...

Andrea Durlacher

Andrea Durlacher was born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1984. Her books include the poetry collection Ni un segundo para arrepentirme. Her work has appeared in translation in Palabras Errantes and...

Marta Dziurosz

Marta Dziurosz is a Polish to English literary translator and interpreter, literary curator, and Free Word Centre’s Translator in Residence 2015–16. While in...
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