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Shota Iatashvili

Shota Iatashvili was born in 1966. He writes poetry and prose, and is a translator and art critic. From 1993 to 1997 he worked as an editor in the Republic Center of Letters for the literary...

Mercè Ibarz

Mercè Ibarz (Saidí, 1954) is writer, essayist, cultural researcher and journalist. Her work includes novels, short stories and biographical portraits, as well work and...

Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi

Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi, known as "al-Shaykh al-Akbar," or greatest shaykh, was born in 1165 in Murcia, Spain. His father held an important post in the government, first of Ibn...

Moshe Ibn Ezra

Moshe Ibn Ezra (c. 1055–1135) is considered the finest craftsman of the Andalusian period and in many ways its representative poet, as he fulfilled the classical ideal of biblical purity...

Nassar Ibrahim

Nassar Ibrahim is a writer from Beit Sahour, Palestine.

Alta Ifland

Alta Ifland was born in Romania and emigrated to the United States in 1991.  Her bilingual book of prose poems (written in French and translated by herself into English), Voice of Ice, was...

Angel Igov

Angel Igov (b. 1981) is the author of two novels, The Meek (2015) and A Short Tale of Shame (2011), the latter also published in English. He has also published two collections of short...

Kay Iguh

Kay Iguh is a fiction writer and graduate of Creative Writing Program at New York University. She attended the New York State Summer Writer’s Institute in June 2013 and serves as the...

Noori Ijadi

Noori Ijadi, born in 1960, is a management consultant who in 1982 started a second career as a writer of fiction for children and young adults. Her works include more than ten titles, several of...

Natsuki Ikezawa

Natsuki Ikezawa is a novelist, poet, essayist, and translator of modern Greek poetry. Born in 1945, he is regarded as one of the best serious writers in Japan. Ikezawa studied physics as a young...

Christos Ikonomou

Christos Ikonomou was born in Athens in 1970. He has published two collections of short stories, The Woman on the Rails, (Ellinika Grammata, 2003) and Something will Happen,...

Taufik Ikram Jamil

Taufik Ikram Jamil, born in Teluk Belitung, Riau, in 1963, is a poet and a writer of short stories and novels and now lives in the provincial capital of Pekanbaru. After graduating...

Dustin Illingworth

Dustin Illingworth is a critic, essayist, and fiction writer based in California. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Times Literary Supplement, Publishers Weekly, Literary Hub,...

Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen

Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen, born in 1966, is one of Finland's best-kept secrets. A novelist and short-story writer, he is well known for his fantasy and sci-fi narratives, and has...

Queen Indradevi

Queen Indradevi (late twelfth century–early thirteenth century) is celebrated as one of Cambodia’s first known Khmer women poets. She is the author of the Sanskrit poem inscribed on...

Eugène Ionesco

Known mainly as one of the foremost playwrights of what critic Martin Esslin called the Theatre of the Absurd, and what he preferred to call "theatre of derision", Eugène...

Irakli Iosebashvili

Irakli Iosebashvili was born in Tbilisi, Georgia, grew up in New York City and now lives in Moscow, Russia, where he is an editor at The Moscow Times.

Müge Iplikçi

Müge İplikçi was born in Istanbul. She first graduated from Istanbul University English Language and Literature Department. After her master's degrees at Istanbul University and...

KTM Iqbal

KTM Iqbal has authored seven collections of poetry and wrote over two hundred children’s songs for the Singapore radio program Let Us Sing in the 1970s and 1980s. He has contributed poems,...

Jesse Irwin

Jesse Irwin, an MFA candidate in the Creative Writing and Translation Program at the University of Arkansas, translates from Russian. As a teenager, he grew up in post-Soviet Ukraine and Russia...

Anne Ishii

Anne Ishii is a writer, consultant and blogger (http://ill-iterate-anne.blogspot.com) specializing in pop culture and publishing. She has written for The Village Voice, BUST, Giant Robot and...

shinji ishii

shinji ishii was born in Osaka, Japan, in 1966. After studying French literature at Kyoto University, he moved to Tokyo, where he worked as a magazine editor before publishing his first book,...

Sebnem Isiguzel

Sebnem Isuguzel was born in 1971. Her first book, entitled Hanene Ay Dogacak (Bliss Will Befall Your Household), won the prestigious Yunus Nadi Literature Award for published collections of...

Küçük Iskender

Derman İskender Över (pen name: Küçük İskender) was born in Istanbul in 1964. He has published many poems and three novels, and has edited two...

Hamid Ismailov

Hamid Ismailov was born in Kyrgyzstan to a deeply religious Uzbek family of Mullahs, Sayids, and Khodjas, many of whom had lost their lives during the persecution of the Stalin era. He received an...

Akinwumi Isola

Akinwumi Isola was born in Ibadan, Nigeria, and is a retired professor of Yoruba literature at Obafemi Awolowo University. He is a fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Letters and has received the...

Hiromi Itō

Hiromi Itō (1955- ) emerged in the 1980s as the leading voice of Japanese women’s poetry with a series of sensational works that depicted women’s psychology, sexuality, and...

Akiko Itoyama

Akiko Itoyama won the 2006 Akutagawa Prize for "Oki de Matsu," published here in its first English translation.

Mircea Ivănescu

Mircea Iv�nescu (born March 26, 1931) lives in Sibiu in Transylvania, where he worked for many years as an editor of the journal Transilvania. A major Romanian voice,...

Viktor Ivaniv

Viktor Ivaniv (b. 1977, Novo Sibirsk) has a graduate degree in philology from Novy Sibirsk University, where he studied Russian avant-garde poetry. He was short-listed for the Debut Prize...

Ivan Ivanji

Ivan Ivanji was born in 1929 in Zrenjanin, Serbia (then a part of Yugoslavia). He was deported to Auschwitz and Buchenwald in 1944. After the war, in addition to writing numerous novels, he was...

Alexei Ivanov

Alexei Ivanov was born in Perm, the Urals, in 1969. He studied journalism, and later the history of art, at Yekaterinburg State University. On his return to Perm he worked as a tour guide in a...

Andrei Ivanov

Andrei Ivanov was born in 1971 into a Russian family living in Estonia. His novels, written in Russian, are A Handful of Dust (2011), Hanuman’s Journey to...

Violeta Ivković

Violeta Ivkovic was born in Belgrade, Serbia, in 1957. She is the author of Friends (1999), Stories from the Internet (2001), The Dining Room (2009), and The Scrap of the Night (2010)....

Fernando Iwasaki

Fernando Iwasaki (Lima, 1961) is the author of two novels and seven short story collections, some of them translated into French, Italian, English, Russian, Korean, Czech, and Romanian. In 2014,...
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