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Enrique Pérez López

Enrique Pérez López is director of the Centro Estatal de Lenguas, Arte y Literatra Indígenas (CELALI).

Fausto Guadarrama López

Fausto Guadarrama López lives in the state of Mexico, home to the Mazahuas. He has written about his people and has become a spokesman for bilingual (indigenous/Spanish) education in...

Tom La Farge

Tom La Farge has written two novels, Zuntig and The Crimson Bears, and a book of tales, Terror of Earth. He co-founded the Writhing Society, a weekly salon for constrained writing in Brooklyn, and...

Dany Laferrière

Born in Port-au-Prince in 1953, Dany Laferrière worked as a journalist in Haïti before moving to Canada in 1976. He also worked as a journalist in Canada, and hosted a television...

Eduardo Lago

A resident of New York City for the last twenty-two years, Eduardo Lago has translated works by Henry James, Hamlin Garland, John Barth, Sylvia Plath, William Dean Howells, Christopher...

Francisco Laguna-Correa

Francisco is a bilingual Mexican writer, born in Mexico City, and now based in Pittsburgh, PA. He is a doctoral candidate in Hispanic Studies at The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a...

Yanick Lahens

Yanick Lahens lives in Haiti. She is the author of three short-story collections, including Tante Réisa et les dieux, La petite corruption, and La folie était venue avec le pluie,...

Tiina Laitila Kälvemark

Tiina Laitila Kälvemark (b. 1970) hails from the town of Kärsämäki in northern Ostrobothnia. A resident of Sweden, Laitila Kälvemark writes in Finnish, dipping...

Amara Lakhous

Amara Lakhous was born in Algiers in 1970. He has a degree in philosophy from the University of Algiers and another in cultural anthropology from the University la Sapienza, Rome. He recently...

Stéphane Lambert

Poet, novelist, and essayist Stéphane Lambert was born in Brussels in 1974.  His essay L’adieu au paysage: Les nymphéas de Claude Monet (Farewell to the...

Koulsy Lamko

Koulsy Lamko was born in 1959 in Chad and exiled in 1983.  A playwright, poet, and author of short stories, narratives, and screenplays, he has won many prizes for his writing.  His...

Tahar Lamri

Author and essayist Tahar Lamri was born in Algiers, Algeria, and he has lived in Italy since 1987. He is an active part of Ravenna’s local theatrical scene, as well as art director of...

Leena Lander

Born in 1956, the Finnish author Leena Lander has published stories, plays, radio plays and eleven novels, three of which were finalists for the prestigious Finlandia Prize. Known for the...

Clifford E. Landers

Clifford E. Landers has translated from Brazilian Portuguese novels by Rubem Fonseca, Jorge Amado, João Ubaldo Ribeiro, Patrícia Melo, Jô Soares, Chico Buarque, Marcos Rey,...

Shams Langeroody

Shams Langeroody is one of the most prominent literary figures of contemporary Iran. He was born in 1951, in Langrood, a costal town edging on the Caspian Sea. Langeroody moved to Rasht, a large...

Yitzhak Laor

Yitzhak Laor, born in 1948, in Pardes Hannah, Israel, is a poet, playwright and novelist. He completed his degree in Theater and Literature at Tel Aviv University. Laor writes literary criticism...

Ngo Tu Lap

Ngo Tu Lap is the winner of seven literary prizes in Vietnam, where he has published four books of fiction, two books of poetry, three books of essays, and many translations. He returned to...

Fouad Laroui

Fouad Laroui is a economist and writer born in 1958 in Oujda, Morocco. Over the past twenty years, Laroui has been consistently building an oeuvre centered around universally contemporary...

Charles La Shure

Charles La Shure has lived in Korea, where he studies and translates Korean literature, among other things, since 1995. In 2011 he completed his doctoral studies at Seoul National University in...

Aurora Lauzardo

Aurora Lauzardo has a BA in comparative literature the University of Puerto Rico and a PhD in romance languages and literatures from Princeton University. She is a tenured professor at the...

Daniel Laverdure

Daniel Laverdure is the author of Ma Mère Poule, and Ma Mère part en voyage, also published by Éditions Michel Quintin.

Ervin Lázár

Ervin Lázár (1936–2006) was a writer, dramatist, and, thanks to his classic books for children, a household name. His novel The White Tiger (1971) established him as a major...

Rouja Lazarova

Rouja Lazarova was born in Sofia in 1968 and immigrated to Paris in 1991. She first studied philology in college in Sofia, then came to Paris to study political science, including at the...

Maximilien Le Roy

Maximilien Le Roy was born in Paris in 1985. In addition to Les Chemins de traverse, his work about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict includes the collective work Gaza, un...

Miguel León-Portilla

Miguel León-Portilla (b. 1926) is recognized worldwide as the leading authority on Aztec (Nahua) history, literature, and philosophy. His 1959 work, La Filosofia Nahuatl estudiada en sus...

Etienne Lécroart

Etienne Lécroart (b. 1960) is a French cartoonist and musician. He began his career in 1986 and has published extensively in newspapers, magazines, and journals. He has published numerous...

Shirley Lee

Shirley Lee was born in South Korea. She is editor of the leading Web site about North Korea by North Koreans in exile, New Focus International. She is also the translator and editor of the...

Krys Lee

Krys Lee is the author of the short story collection Drifting House and the novel How I Became a North Korean, both published by Viking, Penguin Random House. Her translation...

Lee Ji Myung

Lee Ji Myung lives in South Korea.

Jesse Lee Kercheval

Jesse Lee Kercheval is the author of fourteen books, including the poetry collections Dog Angel (University of Pittsburgh Press) and Torres (Editorial Yaugarú). Her translations of the...

Marc Legendre

Marc Legendre (1956) lives and works on El Hierro, one of the Canary Islands, which forms the setting for Waiting for an Island. Legendre studied Applied Art and was editor of the weekly cartoon...

Isabelle Lehn

Isabelle Lehn was born in Bonn, Germany, in 1979. She studied rhetoric, pedagogy and cultural anthropology in Tübingen, where she earned a doctorate in philosophy. As a postdoc, she studied...

Liel Leibovitz

A native of Tel Aviv, Israel, Liel Leibovitz is the author, most recently, of Lili Marlene: The Soldiers' Song of World War II.

Juan Mari Lekuona

Juan Mari Lekuona (1927–2005), a priest, studied at the Gregorian University of Rome and earned a doctorate in mystic literature. He lectured, mostly on the subject of literature, at...

Stanisław Lem

Stanisław Lem (1921–2006) was a Polish science fiction, philosophical, and satirical writer. His books have been translated into forty-one languages and have sold over twenty-seven...

Pavel Lembersky

Pavel Lembersky was born in Odessa, Ukraine, and came to the United States in 1977. He graduated from The University of California at Berkeley with a degree in comparative literature, did...

Luisa Leme

Luisa Leme is a multimedia journalist and filmmaker from Brazil. She has worked for TV Cultura and TV Globo in São Paulo and for the United Nations and other nonprofit organizations in New...

Rafael Lemus

Rafael Lemus was born in Mexico City in 1977. Narrator, essayist and literary critic, he is the author of the short story collection Informe (Tusquets, 2008, short stories) and...

Emily Lever

Emily Lever is a French-American writer. She has written for Four Pins and Complex and tweets @levzofgrass.

Hanoch Levin

Hanoch Levin (1943–1999) was born in Palestine to Holocaust survivors from Poland. He exploded onto the Israeli theater scene in 1968 with his play You, Me and the Next War, a sharp...

Suzanne Jill Levine

Suzanne Jill Levine has received many honors for her translations of Latin American literature, most recently the 2012 PEN Center USA Literary Award for Translation for Jose Donoso's The...

Daniel Levine

Daniel Levine is the author of Hyde (HMH 2014), which was a New York Times Editor's Choice novel. He studied English literature and creative writing at Brown University and...

Sophie Lewis

Sophie Lewis has been translating fiction and other literature from French since 2004. Following a stay in Rio de Janeiro from 2011–15, she now also translates from Portuguese. Her...

Chen Li

Chen Li (1954- ), born and raised in Hualien, on the east coast of Taiwan, is one of the best representatives of contemporary Chinese poetry in Taiwan. He started writing poetry in the 1970s,...

Yang Lian

Yang Lian was born in Switzerland in 1955, and grew up in Beijing. He began writing when he was sent to the countryside in the 70s, and on his return became one of the first group of young...

Zhang Lian

Zhang Lian was an elementary school teacher for several years, but he has spent most of his life as a farmer, eking out a living growing sunflowers and potatoes. He has never left the land he...

Yan Lianke

Yan Lianke was born in 1958 in Henan Province, China. He is the author of many novels and short-story collections and has won China's two top literary awards, the Lu Xun in 2000 for Nian,...

Dante Liano

Dante Liano was born in Guatemala in 1948. His publications include Jornadas y otros cuentos (1978), La vida insensata (1987), El lugar de su quietud (1989), El hombre de...

Nenden Lilis A.

Nenden Lilis A., born in Malangbong-Garut (West Java) in 1971, works as a lecturer in the Department of Education and Literature at the Indonesian Education University (UPI/Universitas...

Conceição Lima

Conceição Lima was born in Santana on the island of São Tomé in 1961. She studied journalism in Portugal and worked in radio, television, and the press in São...

Dot Lin

Dot Lin currently works in publishing and lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Eleen Lin

Eleen Lin was born in Taiwan and grew up in Thailand. She holds an MFA in painting from Yale University School of Art, and a BA from Slade School of Fine Art, UK. Her work has been exhibited in...

Mathieu Lindon

Mathieu Lindon was born in 1955. He is a literary journalist at Libération and the author of Ceux qui tiennent debout (2006), Je vous écris (2004), Ma catastrophe adorée...

Merethe Lindstrøm

Merethe Lindstrøm (b. 1963) made her debut in 1983 with a collection of short stories, and has since published a number of short stories, novels, and a children’s book. Her novel...

Liniers

Liniers is Ricardo Siri's second name. Born in Buenos Aires in 1973, Liniers began his career making fanzines. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Spirou, La Mano, and other magazines he...

Maritta Lintunen

Maritta Lintunen has written short stories, poems, and three novels. She was shortlisted for the prestigious Runeberg Prize in 2005 and 2006 as well as for the Savonia Prize in 2009 and 2012. Her...

Françoise Lionnet

Françoise Lionnet teaches French, Francophone, and comparative literatures at UCLA. She directs the UCLA Coleman African Studies Center and co-directs the Mellon postdoctoral program...

Ewa Lipska

Ewa Lipska was born in Kraków in the Polish People's Republic in 1945. She studied painting and art history at the Kraków Academy of Fine Arts, and has published nineteen...

Toming Jun Liu

Toming Jun Liu is the pen name of Liu Jun. Liu was born in Xi'an, China, and is a professor in the Department of English, California State University, Los Angeles, where he teaches American...

Julio Llamazares

Julio Llamazares was born in the now-vanished town of Vegémian, León, in 1955 (the town is now under a reservoir). He graduated in law, but abandoned his practice to work in Madrid...

Eduardo del Llano

Eduardo del Llano was born in Moscow in 1962 and lives in Havana. He founded and directed NOS-Y-OTROS, a group that created literary and theatrical works between 1982 and 1997. His prolific...

Luljeta Lleshanaku

Luljeta Lleshanaku is one of Albania's foremost younger poets. Born in Elbasan in 1968, she grew up under virtual house arrest because of her family's opposition to the Stalinist...

Antonia Lloyd-Jones

Antonia Lloyd-Jones translates from Polish, and has twice won the Found in Translation Award. She has translated works by several of Poland’s leading contemporary novelists and reportage...

Iwan Llwyd

Iwan Llwyd was born in Llanidloes, mid-Wales, forty-six years ago, and now lives in Talybont near Bangor, north Wales. He won the crown at the National Eisteddfod in 1990 for his series of poems...

Robin Llywelyn

Robin Llywelyn was born in 1958 in Llanfrothen, Gwynedd, and was educated locally and at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth (Joint Honours in Welsh & Irish). He was a National Eisteddfod...

Max Lobe

Max Lobe was born in Douala, Cameroon, in 1986. At eighteen he moved to Switzerland, where he earned a BA in communication and journalism and a master’s in public policy and administration....

Gerson Lodi-Ribeiro

Gerson Lodi-Ribeiro had two novelettes published in Brazilian Asimov’s: hard SF “Mythic Aliens” and “The Ethics of Treason.” The latter was the first alternative...

Victoria Lomasko

Victoria Lomasko graduated in 2003 from the Moscow State University of Printing Arts, where she majored in graphic art and book design. She now works as a graphic artist, with a particular focus...

Naomi Long Eagleson

Naomi Long Eagleson is the author of Radiant Field, a chapbook published by Tinfish Press. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and works as a book editor in Los Angeles....

Fabrizio Longo

Fabrizio Longo (Genoa, 1978) has worked as an illustrator for numerous comics journals. In 2011 he published Un fatto umano with Alessandro Parodi and Manfredi Giffone. The three of them are...

Phillip Lopate

Phillip Lopate was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1943. He has written three personal essay collections, two novels, two poetry collections, a memoir of his teaching experiences, a collection of...

Francisco Solano López

Francisco Solano López (1928-2011) was one of the most important Latin American illustrators of his generation. Perhaps best known in the U.S. for his erotic comics, he illustrated a...

Vladimir Lorchenkov

Vladimir Lorchenkov, writer and journalist, was born in Chisinau, Moldova, the son of a Soviet army officer, in 1979. In his childhood he traveled across the Soviet Union and other socialist...

Ray Loriga

The author, screenwriter, and director Ray Loriga (Jorge Loriga Torrenovais) was born in Madrid in 1967. He is the author of the books Lo peor de todo [The Worst Thing of All, 1992],...

Nawel Louerrad

Nawel Louerrad was born in 1981 in Oran, Algeria. After training as an architect, she studied theatrical design in Nantes, then theatrical studies in Montpellier. She returned to Algeria and...

Edival Lourenço

Edival Lourenço was born in Iporá, Goiás, in 1952. He is currently president of the União Brasileira de Escritores-Goiás and occupies the twenty-second chair of...

Raquel Lubartowski

Author and screenwriter Raquel Nogara Lubartowski was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. Her screenwriting credits include A Bullet for Che (2012), a feature-length narrative film produced by Laroux....

Fatos Lubonja

Few have done more to struggle for and constructively criticize Albania's democracy than Fatos Lubonja, writer, editor of the quarterly journal Përpjekja [Endeavor], and representative...

Christine De Luca

Christine De Luca (née Pearson) was born and brought up in Shetland, spending her formative years in Waas (Walls) on the west side of the mainland. She now lives in the Edinburgh area. In...

Erri De Luca

Erri De Luca was born in Naples in 1950 and lives near Rome today. He is one of contemporary Italy's most acclaimed novelists, who came to writing after a lifetime of political protest and...

Valeria Luiselli

Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City in 1983 and grew up in South Africa. Her novels and essays have been translated into many languages and her work has appeared in publications including the...

Jerzy Lutowski

Jerzy Lutowski was born in 1923 in Lviv in what is now Ukraine. In the years of Nazi occupation, he served in the underground Home Army (Armia Krajowa) and took part in the Warsaw Rising in...

Avrom Lyesin

Avrom Lyesin (Avrohom Lyesin, Abraham Liesin; 1872-1938) began his career in Minsk, where he published socialist-revolutionary poetry. He immigrated to the United States in 1897. There his work...

Niels Lyngsø

Niels Lyngsø (b. 1968) debuted in 1992 with the poetry collection Maske & Maskine (Mask & Machine). He has published six collections of poetry and received several Danish...

M. Lynx Qualey

M. Lynx Qualey writes about Arabic literature and translation issues. She blogs daily at http://arablit.wordpress.com.

Win Lyovarin

Two-time S.E.A. Write Award winner for Thai literature Win Lyovarin was born in southern Thailand in 1956, graduated from Chulalongkorn University in architecture, and received a...
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