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István László G.

István László G. is the pen name of István László Geher, a poet and translator. He holds degrees in Hungarian and English Literature from L....

Héctor G. Oesterheld

Héctor Germán Oesterheld (born July 23, 1919; disappeared and presumed dead 1977) was an Argentinian journalist and comics writer. Considered the most important Latin American...

Amaia Gabantxo

Amaia Gabantxo is a writer, flamenco singer, and literary translator specializing in Basque literature. She currently teaches creative writing at the University of Chicago, and performs regularly...

Carlo Emilio Gadda

Carlo Emilio Gadda (1893-1973)was born in Milan. He earned a degree in engineering, volunteered to fight in World War I, and was taken prisoner by the Germans. After the war, he began to write...

Ofir Touche Gafla

Ofir Touche Gafla was born in Israel in 1968. Before he became a novelist, he wrote scripts for animation, a rock opera (Quartet & Quinteta), a series of short stories (Bodycase) and a...

Librado Silva Galeana

Librado Silva Galeana was born in Santa Ana Tlacotenco, Mexico, in the 1940s. He studied to be a teacher, and is noted for his mastery of classical and contemporary Nahuatl. He writes stories...

Shachar Galek

Born in 1983 in Bat Yam, Israel, Shachar Galek is a writer and teaches literature. He was in the creative writing program at Tel Aviv University, and is currently studying toward his B.Ed at Beit...

Rubén Gallo

Rubén Gallo is the Walter S. Carpenter Jr. Professor in Language, Literature, and Civilization of Spain at Princeton University. He is the author of Proust’s...

Boris Gamaleya

Boris Gamaleya was born in 1930 in Saint-Louis, Île de la Réunion.  In 1951, he moved to Aix-en-Provence, where he joined the French Communist Party. He returned to...

Hawa Gamodi

Hawa Gamodi is a poet, journalist, critic, and educator. Born in 1962 in a suburb of Tripoli, Libya, she has taught, done graduate and postgraduate studies in Arabic literature and Islamic...

Antonio Gamoneda

Antonio Gamoneda was born in Oviedo in 1931. His father was a modernist poet whose career was cut short by his early death. The young Antonio reputedly learned to read during the Spanish Civil...

Nouri Gana

Nouri Gana is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature & Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is currently at work on a book on the...

Somrita Ganguly

Somrita Urni Ganguly is a professor, researcher, and translator, soon to complete her PhD from the Centre for English Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She teaches British...

Horia Gârbea

Horia Gârbea was born on August 10, 1962 in Bucharest, Romania. Trained as a civil engineer, he obtained his PhD in 1999. He is a professor at the Environmental Engineering Faculty in...

Fray Gregorio García

Fray Gregorio was a member of the Dominican order. He was born in 1554, and died in 1627.

Ana García

Ana García lives in London.

Olvido García Valdés

Olvido García Valdés (Asturias, España, 1950) resides in Toledo. Her poetry collections, except for her most recent Lo solo del animal, have been published together in one...

Francesc Garriga

Francesc Garriga Barata (1932–2015) was a Catalan poet. During his lifetime, he received several awards, among them the Carles Riba Poetry Prize. His complete poetry, entitled Cosmonauta:...

Raquel Garzón

Raquel Garzón (Córdoba, Argentina, 1970) is a poet and journalist. Thanks to five books, Crucigramas (1987), Cataclismos (1989), Poemas Grises (1991), Riesgos de la noche (2001)...

Reda Gaudiamo

Reda Gaudiamo works for the Kompas-Gramedia publishing group in Jakarta, where she serves as managing editor for several women's magazines. Her first book was published in 2004 and she is...

Karl-Markus Gauss

Karl-Markus Gauss is a prolific Austrian essayist, editor, and literary critic. Among his numerous book publications are ethnographies and travelogues such as Die sterbenden Europaër and...

Assaf Gavron

Assaf Gavron is an author, translator, and musician. He has published five books of fiction and his short stories have appeared in various anthologies and publications. Among the many works he...

Krysztof Gawronkiewicz

The Polish artist Krystof Gawronkiewicz was born in 1969. The draft version of Essence won the first European Comic Book Competition, hosted by the television company Arte and Glénat...

Gébé

Gébé, or Georges Blondeaux (1929–2004), has been a fixture of the French press since 1960. He was best known as a cartoonist, but also author, lyricist, screenwriter, and...

Andrei Gelasimov

Andrei Gelasimov was born in Irkutsk in 1965. He studied at the University for International Languages in Irkutsk, and attended directing classes at the Moscow Theater Institute. He has become a...

Jacques Gélat

Jacques Gélat is the author of the novels Le Tableau (1991), La Couleur inconnue (2000), Le Traducteur (2006), La Mécanique du mal (2007), Le Plaisir du diable (2008), and  Le...

Gunther Geltinger

Gunther Geltinger was born in 1974 in Erlenbach am Main, Germany. He studied screenwriting and dramaturgy in Vienna and at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. He took part in the Prose...

Christine Germain

photo by André Lemelin Christine Germain has published three collections with Planète Rebelle, most recently Soirs menteurs in collaboration with musician Martin...

Jochen Gerner

Jochen Gerner studied fine arts in Nancy from 1988 to 1993. After his studies, he began illustrating and published some pages in the collective album Périphéries...

Esther Gerritsen

Esther Gerritsen (b. 1972) has been considered one of the promising literary talents of the Netherlands since her debut, in 2000, with the collection of short stories, Bevoorrecht...

Teolinda Gersão

Teolinda Gersão was born in Coimbra. She studied German, English, and Romance Languages at the Universities of Coimbra, Tuebingen, and Berlin. She was a lecturer in Portuguese at the...

Franziska Gerstenberg

Franziska Gerstenberg, born in Dresden in 1979, studied at the Institute for German Literature in Leipzig and lives in Hannover. She was the co-editor of the literary magazine EDIT and has...

Elke Geurts

Elke Geurts (b. 1973, the Netherlands) is a novelist and short-story writer. Her 2008 debut, a collection of short stories called Het besluit van Dola Korstjens (Dola Kortstjens’ Decision)...

Duna Ghali

Born in Basra, Iraq, in 1963, Duna Ghali has lived in Denmark since 1992. In addition to When the Scent Awakens, she has published two collections of short stories, a novel, and translations of...

Zeina B. Ghandour

Zeina B. Ghandour was born in Beirut and studied at Kent University before spending time as an aid worker with non-governmental organisations in Palestine. She is now a lawyer, and the author of...

Ahmad Gharbieh

Ahmad Gharbieh is Associate Creative Director at the design and communication agency Mind the Gap and teaches in the Department of Architecture and Graphic Design at the American University of...

Gabriella Ghermandi

The Italo-Ethiopian writer Gabriella Ghermandi was born in Addis Ababa in 1965 and moved to Italy in 1979. For many years she has lived in Bologna, where her father was born. In 1999 she won...

Elham Gheytanchi

Elham Gheytanchi is an Iranian-American sociologist at Santa Monica College. She writes about Iranian culture, politics and media. Her research expertise is primarily in women's rights in...

Subodh Ghosh

Subodh Ghosh (1909 - 1980) wrote several novels but it was with his short stories that he made radical departures from the conventional form. One of his early stories, "Ajantrik," was about a taxi...

Mai Ghoussoub

Mai Ghoussoub (1952-2007), artist, author and playwright, left Beirut for London in 1979, where she co-founded Saqi with Andre Gaspard. Her art has been exhibited internationally, and her play...

Lee Gi-ho

Lee Gi-ho was born in 1972 in Wonju, Gangwon Province. "Earnie" (1999) was his first published story, later included in his collection of stories, The Tale of Choe Sun-deok and Her...

Mempo Giardinelli

Mempo Giardinelli was born in Resistencia, Argentina, in 1947. A writer and journalist, he is the author of several novels, short story collections, and nonfiction books. He was also a founder...

Khalil Gibran

Khalil Gibran (1883–1931) was a Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer who published works in both Arabic and English. He is best known for his 1923 book The Prophet, a series of...

Manfredi Giffone

Manfredi Giffone (Turin, 1977) is an author and translator. After studying communications sciences, with a thesis on the works of Alan Moore, he completed a special course in storytelling with...

Eve Gil

Eve Gil was born in Hermosillo, Sonora, in 1968 and currently lives in Mexico City. She is the author of several novels, including Réquiem por una muñeca rota (2000), Cenotafio de...

Charlie Gillen

Charlie Gillen was born in 1951 on a small farm in north Antrim in the town-land of Islandahoe and lives in Dervock, near Coleraine in County Antrim. He reads meters for the Water Service. He...

Pere Gimferrer

Pere Gimferrer's literary work in Spanish includes the poetry collections Arde el mar (1966), which won the National Prize for Poetry, Amor en vilo (2006), Interludio azul (2006) and Tornado...

Ronald Giphart

Ronald Giphart (1965) is the bestselling author of Ik Ook Van Jou; Giph; and Het Feest der Liefde, Philieine Zegt Sorry, de Voorsitter. A great hero for young writers in Holland, he has...

Pascal Girard

Pascal Girard was born in Jonquière in 1981. He began filling the margins of his notebooks with drawings from his first day of school. As he was never able to rid himself of this good...

Quentin Girard

Quentin Girard is a journalist with the french newspaper Libération. He is one of the founders and the chief editor of L'imparfaite, a French-language journal on sexuality.

Vassilis Gkourogiannis

Vasilis Gkourogiannis (b. 1951 in Granitsa, Ioannina) is the author of three novels and several collections of short stories and essays. His work is known for its probing of Greek nationalism....

Yankev Glatshteyn

Yankev Glatshteyn (1896–1971) is considered one of the giants of American Yiddish letters. Born in Lublin, Poland, he settled in New York at the age of eighteen, working in sweatshops,...

Friedrich Glauser

Friedrich Glauser is a legendary fígure in European noir. A morphine and opium addict most of his life, he began writing one of his novels, Thumbprint (Bitter Lemon) while an inmate at...

Polona Glavan

Polona Glavan was born in 1974 and graduated from Literature and English at the University of Ljubljana. She began publishing her stories in early 1990's. Her first novel, Noc v Evropi (A...

Fritz Glockner

Fritz Glockner studied History at the Universidad Autónoma in Puebla, Mexico, and has been an editor, a bookseller, and a promoter of culture and reading. In addition to teaching at...

Yun Ko-eun

Yun Ko-eun was born in Seoul in 1980. In 2004, the year she graduated from university, her short story “Piercing” won the Daesan Literary Award for College Students. In 2008 she...

Geoff Wisner

Geoff Wisner is the author of A Basket of Leaves: 99 Books That Capture the Spirit of Africa and editor of African Lives: An Anthology of Memoirs and Autobiographies. His third book will be...

Agustín Goenaga

Agustín Goenaga (1984) is a Mexican novelist and political scientist living in Vancouver, Canada. He is the author of La frase negra (Ediciones Era 2007) and is currently working on a...

Pavel Gol'din

Pavel Gol'din (born 1978) is a zoologist. Before March 2014, he  lived in Simferopol, Crimea. He is the author of three books of poetry in Russian (Flock of Eared Cinderellas,...

Hamdi Abu Golayyel

Hamdy Abu Golayyel was born in 1968. He is of Bedouin origin and he moved to Cairo from a settlement like the one he describes in his novel Thieves in Retirement (2006). He is editorial director...

Francisco Goldman

Francisco Goldman has published three novels, most recently The Divine Husband. Next fall, he will publish his non-fiction book on the Bishop Juan Gerardi murder case in Guatemala, The Art of...

Ann Goldstein

Ann Goldstein has translated works by, among others, authors Roberto Calasso, Alessandro Baricco, Pier Paolo Pasolini, and Aldo Buzzi. She has been the recipient of the PEN Renato Poggioli...

Darra Goldstein

Darra Goldstein is Francis Christopher Oakley Third Century Professor of Russian at Williams College and Founding Editor of Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture. Since earning her Ph.D....

Dana Golin

Dana Golin was born in Riga, Latvia and has lived in the US since 1981. Her own poems (in Russian,) appear in Gvideon, Novy Zhurnal, Storony Sveta, and Druzhba Narodov, and her translations in...

Golo

Golo (pen name of Guy Nadeau) was born in 1948 in France and lives in Cairo. He began his career in 1973 as a magazine illustrator for French music and various Egyptian newspapers, and he has...

Miki Golod

Miki Golod is a Brooklyn based Israeli artist, illustrator and author. He studied Visual Communication and Education at the Neri Bloomfield School of Design in Haifa, Israel, and recently...

Witold Gombrowicz

Witold Gombrowicz (1904-69) is widely regarded as one of the most groundbreaking and challenging of late European modernists. A native of central Poland and a close friend of Bruno Schulz and...

Rita Gombrowicz

Rita Gombrowicz was born Rita Labrosse in Montréal in 1935. She is the widow of the Polish writer Witold Gombrowicz, whom she met at the Royaumont Abbey cultural center in France in...

Laurentino Gomes

Laurentino Gomes, a Brazilian journalist, is the author of 1808: how a mad queen, a fearful prince and a corrupt court deceived Napoleon and changed the History of Portugal and Brazil forever,...

Mar Gómez Glez

Mar Gómez Glez is a Spanish writer novelist and playwright from Madrid who has lived in New York since 2006. Her work has received global recognition, including the 2011 Calderón...

Francisco García González

Francisco García González was born in Havana in 1965 and has a degree in history from Havana University. He is a writer, editor, and screenwriter. His short story collections...

Paula Gordon

Paula Gordon (Wilmington, Delaware, 1961) translates from Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin, and Serbian into English. She translated the play Otpad by Ljubomir Đurković (Montenegro...

Alain Gordon Gentil

Alain Gordon-Gentil was born in 1952 in Mauritius. Born into a farming family, he grew up in the district of Pamplemousses. He began his journalism career in 1977. He was published first in Le...

Leonardo Gori

Leonardo Gori, born in Florence, has created one of the most intriguing characters to have appeared in Italian crime fiction in recent years: Captain (now Colonel) Bruno Arcieri. The most recent...

Nadezhda Gorlova

Nadezhda Gorlova was born in 1975 in Moscow, where she lives today. She works at Literaturnaya Gazeta, a well-known Moscow newspaper. She was awarded the 1995 Novyi Mir Prize for her story “A...

Bradley Gorski

Bradley Gorski is a PhD candidate in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Columbia University, where he received his M.Phil. (2014) and MA (2012). His interests include...

Georgi Gospodinov

Georgi Gospodinov was born in 1968 and is one of the most translated contemporary Bulgarian writers. His first novel, Natural Novel, was published by Dalkey Archive Press in 2005 and was...

Juan Goytisolo

Spanish novelist Juan Goytisolo was born in Barcelona in 1931. His mother was killed in a Francoist air raid on Barcelona. Deep opposition to Franco led him into exile in Paris in 1956, and he has...

Cathrine Grøndahl

Cathrine Grøndahl was born in Norway in 1969 and published her first book of poems in 1994; it won the Tarjei Vesaas First Book Prize. She has since published three more volumes of poems....

Laurent Graff

Laurent Graff is the author of several works of fiction, including Les Jours heureux (Happy Days, Carroll & Graf, 2004; Prix Millepages, 2002). Film rights to Happy Days have been optioned...

Juliet Grames

Juliet Grames is an editor of fiction and nonfiction at The Overlook Press, an independent publishing company in New York.

Almudena Grandes

Almudena Grandes's novel Los Aires Difíciles debuted at the number one spot on Spanish bestseller lists when it was published in February 2002, and remained on the lists until June...

Terenti Graneli

Terenti Graneli (1897–1934) started writing in his school years and published his first book of poetry in 1919. Soon after, he suffered a serious mental illness and spent most of four...

Michelle Grangaud

Michelle Grangaud was elected to the Oulipo in 1995. A specialist of anagrams (to which she has devoted several works, including Stations, a book of poems made up of anagrams of the names of...

Robert Gray

Robert Gray is a bookseller at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, Vermont, a writer, and a teacher. His work has appeared in a variety of journals and magazines, including Tin House,...

Wioletta Greg

Wioletta Greg is a Polish writer. She was born in a small village in 1974 in the Jurassic Highland of Poland. In 2006, she left Poland and moved to the UK. Between 1998 and 2012 she...

William Gregory

William Gregory studied Spanish and French at Cambridge and trained as an actor at Drama Studio London and the Escuela Navarra de Teatro, Spain. Since 2003 he has been a translator and script...

Eliza Griswold

Eliza Griswold is a poet and journalist who lives in New York City.

Olga Grjasnowa

Olga Grjasnowa was born in 1984 in Baku, Azerbaijan, grew up in the Caucasus, and has spent extended periods in Poland, Russia, and Israel. She moved to Germany at the age of twelve and is a...

Edith Grossman

Edith Grossman has been a professional translator since 1972, and a full-time translator since 1990. Her translations of writers such as Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Mario Vargas Llosa, and Carlos...

Arnon Grunberg

Arnon Grunberg (b. 1971) debuted at the age of 23 with the novel Blauwe maandagen (Blue Mondays, 1994). His next two novels, Figuranten (Silent Extras, 1997) and Fantoompijn (Phantom Pain, 2000),...

Mariangela Gualtieri

Mariangela Gualtieri was born in Cesena in 1951. She founded the Teatro Valdoca with Cesare Ronconi in 1983. Her most recent book of poetry, Bestia di Gioia (2010), will soon be...

Victoria Guerrero Peirano

Victoria Guerrero Peirano is a poet, teacher and researcher. Shee has just published her novella "Un golpe de dados (novelita sentimental pequeño burguesa)" (Cusco, 2015 and Tijuana, 2014)....

Marame Gueye

Marame Gueye is an assistant professor of African and African diaspora literatures in the department of English at East Carolina in Greenville, NC. She earned her doctorate in...

Park Gui-ok

Park Gui-ok lives in South Korea.

Hillary Gulley

Hillary Gulley is a writer and translator from Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. Raised in West Virginia, she also lived in Spain, Hungary, Cuba, and Italy before moving to New York City in...

Ólafur Gunnarsson

Ólafur Gunnarsson was a medical emergency driver before publishing his first novel, Milljón-prósent menn (Million-Percent Men), in 1978. He has since published novels, short...

Abdulrazak Gurnah

Abdulrazak Gurnah was born in Zanzibar in 1948 and now teaches literature at the University of Kent in England. His first novel, Memory of Departure, was published in 1987. In it the narrator...

Amir Gutfreund

Amir Gutfreund was born in Haifa in 1963. After studying applied mathematics at the Technion, he joined the Israeli Air Force. Our Holocaust is his first novel. Awarded the Sapir Prize in 2003,...

Alice Guthrie

Born in London and raised in rural Norfolk, UK, Alice Guthrie is a freelance translator, writer, editor, and researcher who has been studying Arabic formally and informally since 1997, most...

Jacek Gutorow

Jacek Gutorow (1970) is a poet, literary critic and translator. He is the author of three collections of poetry, as well as two books of essays. He has translated widely from American and...

María Constanza Guzmán

María Constanza Guzmán is assistant professor in the School of Translation and the Hispanic Studies Department at York University. She received her Ph.D. in comparative literature...
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