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Soukaina Habiballah

Soukaina Habiballah was born in 1989 in Casablanca. She is the author of the poetry collections A Quarter Century of Sight (2014) and There's No Need for...

Atar Hadari

Atar Hadari was born in Israel, raised in England, trained as an actor and writer at the University of East Anglia before winning a scholarship to study poetry and playwrighting with Derek...

Joumana Haddad

Joumana Haddad is a Lebanese poet, translator and journalist, born in Beirut in 1970. She is the editor in chief of the cultural pages in An Nahar newspaper, as well as the administrator of the...

Maja Haderlap

Maja Haderlap was born in Eisenkappel, Austria, and studied theatre and German at the University of Vienna. From 1992 to 2007 she was head of dramaturgy at the Municipal...

Uthis Haemamool

Author and artist Uthis Haemamool, born in 1975, is a graduate of Silpakorn University’s faculty of painting, sculpture, and graphic arts. In addition to the S.E.A. Write Award-winning...

Oscar Hahn

Since the 1977 publication of Arte de Morir, his first full-length collection of poems, Oscar Hahn (b. 1938, Chile) has been recognized as a major poet. In a lengthy essay the important Chilean...

Gëzim Hajdari

Gëzim Hajdari was born in 1957 in Lushnje, Albania. In 1992, forced for political reasons to leave his country, he moved to Italy and lived alone in an abandoned building in the town of...

Golan Haji

Golan Haji is a Syrian poet and translator with a postgraduate degree in pathology. He was born in 1977 in Amouda, a Kurdish town in the north of Syria. He studied medicine at the University of...

Nairi Hakhverdi

Nairi Hakhverdi is a translator of modern and contemporary Armenian literature. She grew up in the Netherlands, where she attended international schools and earned a degree in English Language and...

Samia Halaby

Samia A. Halaby is a Palestinian artist and scholar who lives and works in New York. Born in Jerusalem in 1936 during the British Mandate, today she is recognized as one...

Yehudah HaLevi

An unrivaled master of Hebrew language and prosody, Yehudah HaLevi (c. 1075–1141) is perhaps the most famous of all the medieval Hebrew poets. Born on the border between Muslim and...

Eduardo Halfon

Eduardo Halfon was born in Guatemala City. He moved to the United States with his family at the age of ten, went to school in South Florida, studied industrial engineering at North Carolina State...

María Cristina Hall

María Cristina Hall is a Mexican-American poet and immigration activist. She has a bachelor’s in creative writing and political science from Columbia University and a...

Abdelilah Hamdouchi

Abdelilah Hamdouchi, one of the first writers of police fiction in the Arabic language, was born in Meknès, Morocco, in 1958. His police novels—which dialogue with current democratic...

Sousan Hammad

Sousan Hammad has lived in the United States, Palestine and France. Her essays and poetry translations have appeared in numerous magazines including Guernica, Electronic...

Tahir Hamut

Tahir Hamut was born in 1969 in a small town near Kashgar, in the southwest of China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. His first poem was published in 1986, and in the last three decades...

Luay Hamza Abbas

Luay Hamza Abbas is a renowned Iraqi novelist, literary critic, and short story writer from the southern city of Basra. He received his MA (1996) and PhD (2002) in Arabic Literature from the...

Kanji Hanawa

Kanji Hanawa was born in Tokyo in 1936 and graduated from Tokyo University. A specialist in nineteenth-century French literature, he was until recently a professor at Tokyo's Kokugakuin...

Eliza Vitri Handayani

Eliza Vitri Handayani is an author and a literary translator. Her novel From Now On Everything Will Be Different was published in 2015 by Vagabond Press. The Indonesian version of that novel,...

Khadi Hane

Khadi Hane was born in Dakar, Senegal, and moved to France as a student in 1985. She works in the energy sector in Paris and heads the Black Arts and Culture Association. She has published short...

Nurul Hannah

Nurul Hannah is a secondary school educator. She earned an undergraduate degree in Malay studies at the National University of Singapore and has written for the local Malay...

Yasmeen Hanoosh

Yasmeen Hanoosh is an Iraqi-born writer, literary translator, and assistant professor of Arabic language and modern literature at Portland State University. She holds a BA (2001) in Philosophy...

Gunnar Harding

Gunnar Harding (born 1940) started as a jazz musician, studied painting in Stockholm, and made his literary debut in 1967. He has published sixteen volumes of poetry, as well as translations and...

Nira Harel

Nira Harel has written many children's books and has won numerous prizes in Israel and abroad. Please Leave a Message won the Prix Espace Enfants in 1998. Her book The Key to My Heart was...

Mark Harman

A native of Dublin, Mark Harman is currently Chair of Modern Languages and Professor of English and German at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. He has also taught German and Irish...

Nicky Harman

Nicky Harman lives in the UK. She has worked as a literary translator for a dozen years and, until the spring of 2011, also lectured at Imperial College London. Now, in addition to translating,...

Susan Harris

Susan Harris is the editorial director of Words Without Borders. With Ilya Kaminsky, she coedited The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry.

Elizabeth Harris

Elizabeth Harris translates contemporary Italian fiction. Her translations have appeared in numerous literary journals and three times in Dalkey Archives' annual anthology, Best European...

Johan Harstad

Johan Harstad was born in 1979 and debuted in 2001 with a collection of short stories entitled From Here on You Just Get Older. In 2002 he published Ambulance, a second collection of short...

Todd Hasak-Lowy

Todd Hasak-Lowy is an assistant professor of modern Hebrew literature at the University of Florida. His collection, The Task of This Translator (Harvest Books, 2005), received praise for its...

Mohammed Hasan Alwan

Mohammed Hassan Alwan is a Saudi novelist and the 2017 recipient of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) for his novel A Small Death, a fictionalized account of the real-life Sufi...

Rodrigo Hasbún

Rodrigo Hasbún was born 1981 in Cochabamba, Bolivia. He has published three books of short stories, Cinco, Los días más felices and Cuatro, a...

Yahya Hassan

Yayha Hassan was born and raised in 1995 in Århus V, Denmark to Palestinian parents. His well-received first collection of poems was published in 2013. 

Faleeha Hassan

Faleeha Hassan is a black Iraqi author born in Najaf, Iraq, in 1967, who currently lives in the United States. She earned an MA in Arabic literature and has published several collections of...

Milton Hatoum

Milton Hatoum (Manaus, 1952) is a writer, essayist and translator. He was a professor of French Literature at the University of Amazonas and a visiting professor at the University of California...

Zen Hae

Zen Hae writes prose, poetry, and literary criticism. He was born in Jakarta in 1970, and has a degree in language and literature from IKIP Jakarta (now State University of Jakarta). His long...

János Háy

János Háy (b. 1960) is a popular short-story writer, poet, essayist, and playwright. He has published fourteen volumes of prose, poetry, and plays at last count. Occasional actor...

David Hebblethwaite

David Hebblethwaite is a book blogger and reviewer from England. He has written for various publications, including Strange Horizons, Vector, and Fiction Uncovered.

Yael Hedaya

Yael Hedaya was born in Jerusalem in 1964. She has worked as a screenwriter for the acclaimed Israeli TV drama series Betipul (In Treatment), which was adapted for the United States and...

Ra Heeduk

Ra Heeduk is a poet and professor from South Korea. She received her PhD in Korean Language and Literature from Yonsei University in 2006. She has authored five books of poetry, most recently...

Finn-Ole Heinrich

Finn-Ole Heinrich was born in 1982. His short story collection Die Taschen Voll Wasser was published by mairisch Verlag in 2005, earning enthusiastic reactions from readers and critics....

Mehis Heinsaar

Mehis Heinsaar was born in 1973.  He has published volumes of poetry and short stories and novels and is a three-time winner of the Tuglas Prize.

Gaute Heivoll

Gaute Heivoll (b. 1978) studied creative writing at Boe from 2001-2, and has studied law at the University of Oslo and psychology at the University of Bergen. He has also worked as a teacher....

Liliana Heker

Liliana Heker was born in Buenos Aires in 1943. She began her professional writing career at seventeen with the support of Abelardo Castillo; her first short story "Los juegos" (1960)...

Helle Helle

Since finishing at the Danish Writers School in Copenhagen in 1991, Helle Helle has published three novels, three short-story collections, and achildren's book. Her work has been translated...

Levi Henriksen

Levi Henriksen (b.1964) is an author, journalist and columnist. In 2004 he received the Booksellers' Prize for Snow will Fall on Fallen Snow, which won the hearts of the readers and became a...

George Henson

George Henson is a lecturer of Spanish at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and holds a PhD in literary and translation studies from the University of Texas at Dallas. His recent...

Zbigniew Herbert

Zbigniew Herbert (1924–98) is one of the central figures of postwar European poetry; the author of nine volumes of poetry and three collections of essays, he also wrote for stage and radio....

Victor Heringer

Victor Herringer (born in Rio de Janeiro, 1988) is the author of Glória (7Letras, 2012, Prêmio Jabuti), O escritor Victor Heringer (7Letras,...

Dorothea Rosa Herliany

Dorothea Rosa Herliany was born October 20, 1963, and is a poet, teacher, journalist, and publisher. Her poems have been translated and published in Australia, the Netherlands, Germany, South...

Luis Rafael Hernández

Luis Rafael Hernández's twelve books include Los hijos de Adán (short stories, 2002), Colómbico (poetry, 2003), Eliseo Diego: donde la demasiada luz (essay, 2004),...

Mildred Hernández

Mildred Hernández has published three books of short stories. She holds a doctorate in education and works in teaching.

Claudia Hernández

Claudia Hernández (San Salvador, 1975) has published three short story colletions, De fronteras, Olvida uno and Causas naturales. Roza, tumba, quema is her first novel....

Dominique Hérody

Born in 1957, Dominique Hérody first devoted himself to comics, which he still teaches in Angoulême, before turning in the mid-1990s to literature. He recently published Maurice...

Vicente Herrasti

Vicente Herrasti was born in Mexico City in 1967. He is a novelist, essayist and translator. He has translated works by Edwin Muir and Herman Melville. His own novels include Taxidermia...

Yuri Herrera

Yuri Herrera (Actopan, México, 1970) has written three novels, all of them translated into several languages: Trabajos del reino (Kingdom Cons, And Other Stories, 2017) Señales que...

Hannan Hever

Hannan Hever is a professor of Hebrew literature at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has published thirteen books about modern Hebrew literature, including the English language study,...

Stefan Heym

Stefan Heym (1913–2001) was born in Chemnitz, Germany, and emigrated to America during the Nazi era in the early 1930s. He served in the US forces in Europe with distinction, and...

Nakai Hideo

Nakai Hideo was born in Tokyo in 1922. He was a tanka poet and a novelist. Along with Oguri Mushitarō’s Murder at Black Death Manor (1935) and Yumeno Kyūsaku’s Dogra Magra...

Keiichiro Hirano

Keiichiro Hirano, born in Aichi Prefecture in 1975 and raised in Kita-Kyushu, made his debut in 1999 with his first novel, Nisshoku (L’Eclipse), which was awarded the Akutagawa Prize. His...

Hirata Toshiko

Toshiko Hirata (1955–) is a prominent Japanese poet and novelist.  During the 1980s, she, along with Itō Hiromi, emerged as one of the foremost voices of the so-called...

Toshiko Hirata

Toshiko Hirata (1955–) is a prominent Japanese poet and novelist.  During the 1980s, she, along with Itō Hiromi, emerged as one of the foremost voices of the so-called...

Kawakami Hiromi

Kawakami Hiromi was born in 1958. Her awards include the 1996 Akutagawa Prize for Tread on a Snake, the 1999 Ito Sei Prize for Oboreru [To Drown], and the 2001 Tanizaki Jun'ichiro Prize, for...

Jeong Ho-Seung

Jeong Ho-Seung (born 1950) is probably Korea's most popular poet. His poetry collections are Seulpeumi gippeumege (Sorrow to Joy, 1979), Seoului yesu (Seoul's Jesus, 1982), Saebyeok...

Riva Hocherman

Riva Hocherman is currently senior editor at Metropolitan Books in New York. After graduating from Jerusalem's Hebrew University, she worked in both book and magazine publishing in Israel,...

Patrick Hofmann

Patrick Hofmann was born in 1971 in Borna. He studied philosophy and German studies in Berlin, Leipzig, and Strasbourg, and wrote a dissertation on Husserl’s theory of description. After...

Janet Hong

Janet Hong is a writer and translator living in Vancouver, Canada. She received the grand prize in fiction in the thirty-second Korea Times Modern Literature Translation Contest. Her fiction and...

Kim Hong-ik

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Kim Hoon

Kim Hoon began writing fiction in his fifties after a long career in journalism. His first novel, Song of the Sword, was published in 2001 and went on to become a great commercial and critical...

Toshiyuki Horie

Toshiyuki Horie (1964–), a scholar of French literature, is a professor at Waseda University. After producing several translated works, he made his debut as an author in 1995 with Kogai...

Selina Hossain

Selina Hossain was born on June 14, 1947. She is considered one of the leading authors in modern Bengali literature. She has published twenty-one novels, seven collections of short stories, four...

Zahra Hosseinzadeh

Zahra Hosseinzadeh was born in 1979 in Lal in Ghor Province, Afghanistan. She became a refugee before she learned to speak and now lives in Mashhad, Iran. She has a B.A. in Theology and is a...

Kari Hotakainen

Works by Kari Hotakainen (b. 1957) have been translated into more than twenty languages. Hotakainen has received many literary awards, including the Finlandia Prize for his novel...

Alois Hotschnig

Alois Hotschnig was born in 1959 and lives as a freelance author in Innsbruck. His novella Aus (Over) was published in 1989 and received the Kärnten Sponsorship Award. Eine Art Glück (A...

Zara Houshmand

Zara Houshmand is an Iranian-American writer who was raised in the Philippines and received her BA in English Literature from London University. Her most recent book is A Mirror Garden (A. A....

Chenjerai Hove

Chenjerai Hove is a poet, novelist, and essayist born in the southern part of Zimbabwe. He is currently the visiting scholar at the Watson Institute of International Studies at Brown University....

Yu Hua

Yu Hua is a Chinese author. Born in 1960 in Zhejiang, China, Yu finished high school during the Cultural Revolution and worked as a dentist for five years before beginning to write in 1983. His...

Wenguang Huang

Wenguang Huang is a Chicago-based writer, translator, and journalist. He is the author of The Little Red Guard (Riverhead), a memoir that chronicles his growing up in central China during the...

Marek Huberath

Marek Huberath is a major award-winning science fiction/fantasy writer in Poland. His themes are philosophical and moral/religious: how people become beasts or remain human in extreme...

Paweł Huelle

Paweł Huelle is a writer, journalist, lecturer at the University of Gdansk, and member of PEN. His first novel, Weiser Dawidek (Who Was David Weiser; 1987) won the Koscieliski Prize.

Paweł Huelle

Pawel Huelle is a journalist, television producer, and a former professor of literature, philosophy, and history. He is the author of nine books, including Castorp and The Last...

David Huerta

David Huerta, son of the important poet Efraín Huerta, is generally acclaimed as the greatest Mexican poet of his generation. He is director of the tabloid Periódico de...

Sophie Hughes

Sophie Hughes has translated novels by several contemporary Latin American and Spanish authors, including Best Translated Book Award finalist Laia Jufresa (Umami), English PEN...

Bonnie Huie

Bonnie Huie is a literary translator of Chinese and Japanese whose books include Notes of a Crocodile (NYRB Classics, forthcoming in spring 2017), Qiu Miaojin’s coming-of-age novel about a...

Petra Hůlová

Petra Hůlová (b. 1979) has a master’s degree in Mongolian and Cultural Studies from Charles University in Prague. She lived in Mongolia in 2000–1, and in New York City in...

Thomas Humeau

Thomas Humeau was born in 1987 in Angers, France, and studied art at the prestigious Estienne and Olivier de Serre, in Paris. He contributed to the collection 13m28 and published his...

Intizaar Hussain

Intizaar Hussain was widely recognized as the preeminent author of Urdu fiction. Born in Dibai, Bulandshahr, India, Hussain migrated to Pakistan in 1947. He was a prolific writer, producing short...

Michele Hutchison

Michele Hutchison was born in the UK and has lived in Amsterdam since 2004. She was educated at UEA, Cambridge, and Lyon universities. She translates literary fiction and nonfiction, poetry,...

Millay Hyatt

Millay Hyatt is a writer and translator based in Berlin. Her short fiction has appeared in the literary journal Bordercrossings Berlin. In 2006 she received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature...

Qurratulain Hyder

Qurratulain Hyder (1927–2007) is regarded as the most celebrated woman writer of the subcontinent. Her published works include six novels, many novellas, and several collections of short...

Kim Hye-soon

Kim Hye-sun is one of South Korea's leading poets who made her literary debut in 1979. She is the recipient of the Kim Sooyoung Literary Award, the Hyundae Literary Award and the Sowol...

Ji Hyun-ah

Ji Hyun-ah defected in October 2002.
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