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Anne F. Garréta

Anne F. Garréta, elected to the Oulipo in 2000, is Associate Professor of French Literature at the University of Rennes in France and Visiting Professor in the Literature Program at Duke...

Tera Fabiánová

Tera Fabiánová was born in 1930, and she is one of the most highly celebrated authors in the Czech Republic. Since the 1960s, she has published many groundbreaking poems and...

Luis Felipe Fabre

Luis Felipe Fabre (1974) is a poet and critic based in Mexico City. His publications include the volume of essays Leyendo agujeros. Ensayos sobre (des)escritura, antiescritura y no escritura, and...

Guillermo Fadanelli

Guillermo Fadanelli was born in Mexico City. His published books include Clarisa ya tiene un muerto, a novel (Mondadori, 2000), Lodo a novel (Debate, 2002), La otra cara de Rock Hudson, a novel...

Shelley Fairweather-Vega

Shelley Fairweather-Vega is a translator from Russian and Uzbek. She collaborates with authors, academics, and activists around the world and has worked on projects as varied as Russian poetry,...

Parvin Faiz Zadah Malal

Parwin Faiz Zadah Malal is a poet and prose writer from Kandahar. In 1988 she left Afghanistan and moved to Pakistan; first to Peshawar and later to Karachi where she lives today. She has...

Riccardo Falcinelli

Riccardo Falcinelli is the founder of Mediagrafia. His books with Marta Poggi include the graphic novels Cardiaferrania and Grafogrifo. Their website is www.falcinellipoggi.com.

Huang Fan

Huang Fan (born 1950) is widely considered the preeminent postmodern prose stylist and urbanist writer of Taiwan. An industrial engineer by education and food processing director by trade, he...

Aria Fani

A native of Shiraz, Aria Fani is a Ph.D. student in Near Eastern Studies at the University of California in Berkeley. He studies and writes about Persian poetry and its interplay with other...

Lily Yulianti Farid

Lily Yulianti Farid, journalist and writer, was born in 1971 and raised in Makassar (South Sulawesi). She wrote her first published work, a novella, when she was still in high school. As a...

Elias Farkouh

Elias Farkouh’s stories were first collected in Al-Saf'a (The Slap, 1978). This was followed by Tuyour Amman Tuhalliq Munkhafida (Amman's Birds Fly Low, 1981) and Ihda wa Eshrouna...

Augusta Faro

Augusta Faro was born in Goiânia, in the Brazilian state of Goiás, where she still lives. Her work draws from local legend and the oral tradition of Brazil's backlands, in which...

Musharraf Ali Farooqi

Musharraf Ali Farooqi is an author, novelist and translator. His novel Between Clay and Dust was a finalist for the Man Asian Literary Prize 2012. His earlier novel The...

Diana Farr Louis

Diana Farr Louis moved from New York to Athens in 1972. She is the author of three cookbooks, Prospero’s Kitchen, about the Ionian islands; Feasting and Fasting in Crete, and, most recently,...

Ernest Farrés

Ernest Farrés (Igualada, 1967) is a journalist in Barcelona and the author of three volumes of poems in Catalan: Clavar-ne una al mall i l'altra a l'enclusa (1996), Mosquits...

Forugh Farrokhzad

Arguably the most famous woman in the history of Persian literature, Farrokhzad was born in Tehran to a middle-class family of seven children. She married at seventeen and divorced within three...

Maria Fasce

Maria Fasce was born in Buenos Aires in 1969. She has worked as an editor and translator into Spanish from English, French, Italian, and Portuguese. As a journalist she has contributed reviews...

Sherko Fatah

Sherko Fatah was born in East Berlin in 1964 to a German mother and an Iraqi Kurd father. Fatah spent part of his childhood in Iraq, where his extended family still lives today. In 1975, he and...

Tamer Fathy

Tamer Fathy's debut collection of poetry, Yesterday I Lost A Button, was published in 2005. All of the poems in the book revolved around clothes-their personalities, their memories, and...

Altaf Fatima

Altaf Fatima was born in Lucknow. Upon Partition in 1947 she migrated to Pakistan and settled in Lahore where she earned an MA and BEd from the University of Punjab. She is counted as a leading...

Hans Faverey

Hans Faverey (1933-90) was born in Paramaribo, Surinam, and moved as a child to Amsterdam, where he lived until his death. He was a clinical psychologist, and played the harpsichord, an...

Karim Fawzi

Fawzi Karim, born in Baghdad in 1945, is a deeply influential poet of the exiled generation. By the time Karim left Baghdad (for Beirut and later London), his reputation for subversive thought...

Khayrullo Fayz

Khayrullo Fayz was born in Khujand, Tajikistan. 

Kristina Fazzalaro

Kristina Fazzalaro is an editorial intern at Words without Borders. 

Lori Feathers

Lori Feathers is a freelance book critic and member of the National Book Critics Circle. She currently sits on the eight-member Shadow Panel for the 2016 Man Booker International Prize. Her...

Payam Feili

Payam Feili was born in 1985 in Kermanshah, a city in western Iran which was a war front during the eight-year Iran-Iraq war. He began writing poetry when he was in his...

Adam Feinstein

Adam Feinstein is a writer, journalist, poet, and translator. His biography, Pablo Neruda: A Passion for Life, was first published by Bloomsbury in 2004 to worldwide acclaim from, among others,...

Dedi Felman

Dedi Felman is a senior editor at Simon and Schuster. She reads several languages and helped found The Front Table, a book review web publication.

Millôr Fernandes

Millôr Fernandes is a journalist, humorist, cartoonist, and playwright.

Cristina Fernández Cubas

Cristina Fernández Cubas was born in Arenys de Mar, Barcelona, in 1945. Since the publication of her first volume of short stories in 1980, she has become an undeniable point of reference...

Elena Ferrante

Elena Ferrante was born in Naples. Though she is one of Italy's most important and acclaimed contemporary authors, her identity is a mystery. Her books include I giorni dell'abbandono...

Antonio Fian

The Austrian writer, essayist, and dramatist Antonio Fian was born in Carinthia in 1956 and lives in Vienna. His prizes include the Austrian State Prize for cultural journalism (1990) and the...

Julia Fiedorczuk

Julia Fiedorczuk (b. 1975) is a Polish poet, prose writer, translator, and lecturer in American literature at the University of Warsaw. She has published five books of poetry, a collection of...

Ida Fink

Born in 1921 in Zbaraz (currently in the Ukraine), Ida Fink studied at the Lwow Conservatory. She spent the years 1941-42 in the ghetto and survived after escaping to the "Aryan side."...

Carmen Firan

Carmen Firan, a poet and fiction writer, has published twenty volumes of poetry, novels, essays, and short stories in her native Romania. Since 2000, Firan has lived in New York, first as part...

Will Firth

Will Firth was born in 1965 in Newcastle, Australia. He studied German and Slavic languages in Canberra, Zagreb, and Moscow. Since 1991 he has lived in Berlin, Germany, where he works as a...

Ezzedine Fishere

Ezzedine Fishere is an Egyptian writer. Since his debut in 1995, he published seven novels, in Arabic, all of them received acclaim by critics and the wide public. His latest novel, Kol Haza...

Boris Fishman

Boris Fishman is a writer, editor, and translator. His work has appeared in Harper's, the New York Times, the American Scholar, and other publications. His first book-length project, Wild...

Ioan Flora

Ioan Flora, author of fifteen books of poetry, among them Lecture on the Ostrich-Camel (1995), The Swedish Rabbit (1998), Medea and Her War Machines (2000), and Luncheon Under the Grass (2005),...

Juan Carlos Flores

Juan Carlos Flores was born in Havana in 1962.  For decades he has lived in Alamar, a community in eastern Havana said to be the largest housing project in the world.  Writing as an...

Ari Folman

Ari Folman, a Tel Aviv–based filmmaker, wrote, produced, and directed the animated documentary Waltz with Bashir. His two previous feature films, Saint Clara and Made in Israel, both...

Rubem Fonseca

Rubem Fonseca is one of Brazil's most popular and distinguished novelists and screenwriters. He has written many novels including Bufo & Spallanzani and High Art, which was made into the...

Orides Fontela

Orides Fontela was born in 1940 in São João da Boa Vista, in the interior of São Paulo, and died in 1998. She studied philosophy at the Universidade de São Paulo...

Meghan Forbes

Meghan Forbes is Czech Lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin, where she teaches a course on the interwar avant-garde magazines of Central Europe, as well as Czech language and literature....

Juan Forn

Juan Forn was born in Buenos Aires in 1959. After publishing his first arid only book of poetry in 1979, he traveled to Europe, and upon his return to Buenos Aires he began working in the...

Dominique Fortier

Dominique Fortier was born in 1972. She holds a Ph.D. in literature from McGill University and is a respected editor and literary translator. On the Proper Use of Stars, her debut novel, was...

Joyce Fortuné-Pope

Joyce Fortuné-Pope, a doctoral candidate in history at UCLA, is working on a project titled "Slavery and Reparation in the US," related to the Mauritius Truth and Justice Commission on...

Jon Fosse

Novelist, poet and playwright Jon Fosse was born in 1959 on the west coast of Norway and now resides in Bergen. The author of some thirty books and twenty-five plays that have been translated...

Peter Fröberg Idling

Peter Fröberg Idling (b. 1972) is the author of Pol Pot's Smile. With a background in law, Fröberg Idling worked as a journalist before taking a job as legal advisor or an aid...

Vince Francone

Vincent Francone is a writer and graduate student living in Chicago, Illinois. He holds a BA from Roosevelt University in English and is pursuing an MA from Northwestern University. His...

Carlos Franz

Carlos Franz (1959) is the author of four prize-winning and internationally celebrated novels, as well as many short stories, essays and articles for Latin American and Spanish newspapers and...

Ru Freeman

Ru Freeman has worked in the field of American and international humanitarian assistance and workers’ rights, and blogs for the Huffington Post. Her creative and political writing has...

Joshua L. Freeman

Joshua L. Freeman is a PhD candidate at Harvard University, where his research focuses on Uyghur cultural history in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. His...

Espido Freire

Espido Freire was born in Bilbao in 1974. She is the author of several novels, including Irlanda (1998), Donde siempre es octubre (1999), Melocotones helados (winner of the 1999 Premio Planeta),...

Angélica Freitas

Angélica Freitas (b. 1973) is the author of two collections of poetry, Rilke shake (Cosac Naify, 2007) and Um útero é do tamanho de um punho (Cosac Naify, 2012), and a...

Armando Freitas Filho

Armando Freitas Filho was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1940. Throughout his career, he has experimented with different poetic practices that range from Concrete Poetry to Poesia...

Sindri Freysson

Sindri Freysson (Reykjavik, 1970) studied philosophy and comparative literature at the University of Iceland before starting a career as a journalist. He began writing at an early age and was...

Kyle Fry

Kyle Fry holds a BA from Indiana University, where he studied Chinese, Arabic, and philosophy, and a JD from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is a PhD candidate in the department of...

Norberto Fuentes

Norberto Fuentes was born in Havana in 1943. He is a writer and journalist. He has published Hemingway in Cuba and Ernest Hemingway: Rediscovered, both available in English, as well as Dulces...

Rodrigo Fuentes

Rodrigo Fuentes (Guatemala) has received the short story awards II Premio Centroamericano de Carátula de Cuento Breve (2014) and Premio de Cuento de Juegos Florales de...

Gloria Fuertes

Gloria Fuertes was born in 1918 in Madrid, Spain, where she lived most of her life. She worked at various office jobs and as a librarian to support her writing. Fuertes was part of the first...

Alberto Fuguet

Born in Santiago de Chile, Alberto Fuguet spent his early childhood in California. He is one of the most prominent Latin American authors of his generation and one of the leaders of the literary...

Andy Fuller

Andy Fuller is a PhD student at the University of Tasmania, Australia. He is currently researching the representations of urban life in the writings of Seno Gumira Ajidarma. He has a...

Hideo Furukawa

Hideo Furukawa, born in 1966, has published several novels, including Horses, Horses, in the Innocence of Light, LOVE (which won the Mishima Yukio Prize), Belka, Why...
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