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Francisco Méndez

Francisco Méndez (1907-1962) grew up in the town of Joyabaj in K'iche, Guatemala and worked for several years as a schoolteacher there. He published his first poem at the age of...

Herta Müller

Herta Müller, the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2009, was born in 1953 in Nitzkydorf, a German-speaking village in Romania. After college she worked as a translator in a factory,...

Amin Maalouf

Amin Maalouf was a journalist in Lebanon until the civil war in 1975, when he left for Paris with his family. His work has been translated into more than forty languages, and his books have won...

Mazen Maarouf

Mazen Maarouf was born in Beirut, and currently resides in Reykjavik, Iceland. He has published three collections of poetry:The Camera Doesn’t Capture Birds, Our Grief Resembles...

Alain Mabanckou

Regarded as Francophone Africa's leading voice, novelist, poet, and essayist Alain Mabanckou was born in Congo and currently lives in Los Angeles, where he teaches literature at...

Carlos Machado

  Carlos Machado was born in Curitiba, Brazil, in 1977. In 2000, he graduated in Language Studies (Portuguese and English) at UFPR (Parana State University). He has been teaching...

Alison Macomber

Alison Macomber is earning her MFA in Creative Writing & Literary Translation at Queens College, City University of New York.

Rachida Madani

Rachida Madani was born in Tangiers in 1951; she still lives there. Contes d'une tête tranchée was published in 2001 in Morocco by Editions Al-forkane; the French text was...

Matt Madden

Matt Madden (b. 1968) is a cartoonist who also teaches at the School of Visual Arts and in workshops around the world. His work includes 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in...

Valter Hugo Mãe

Valter Hugo Mãe (Portugal) has published seven books of poetry and three novels (most recently folclore íntimo); edited anthologies of the poets Manoel de Barros, José...

Carlos Eduardo de Magalhães

Carlos Eduardo de Magalhães was born in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, in 1967. He is the author of seven books, includng the novels Pitanga (Grua, 2008), Dora (Ateli'...

Gabriel Magaña Merlo

Gabriel Magaña was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico in 1944. He has published four books of poetry in Mexico and numerous poems in various magazines. Insumiso al rostro, a selection...

Mohamed Magani

Mohamed Magani is the author of the novels La Faille du ciel, which won the Grand Prix Littéraire International de la Ville d'Alger; Esthétique de boucher; Un Temps berlinois;...

Perihan Magden

Perihan Magden was born in 1960. She graduated from the Psychology Department at Bogazici University. Her novella Haberci Cocuk Cinayetleri (Messenger Boy Murders) appeared in 1991; her novel...

Andri Magnason

Andri Snær Magnason is an Icelandic writer, born in Reykjavik on July 14, 1973. Andri has written novels, poetry, plays, short stories, essays and CDs. He is the codirector of the...

Luis Magrinyà

Luis Magrinyà (Palma de Mallorca, 1960) has worked as a lexicographer and translator. Since 1995, he has been an editor at Alba Editorial (Barcelona), working...

Donia Maher

Donia Maher is an Egyptian artist and writer. In 2010, she received a production award from al-Mawred al-Thaqafy (Culture Resource) for The Apartment in Bab el-Louk. She lives in...

Naguib Mahfouz

Naguib Mahfouz, who in 1988 became the Arab world's first Nobel laureate in literature, has authored roughly sixty books covering virtually every style and genre of fiction. He has also...

Alireza Mahmoudi Iranmehr

Born in 1974, Alireza Mahmoudi Iranmehr is a writer and essayist. His first work of fiction, Let’s Go Revel, was published in 2006. It was followed two years later by Traveling with...

Sarah Maitland

Sarah Maitland is Senior Lecturer in Translation Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she leads the MA in Translation. Sarah is a member of the Executive Council of the...

Malathi Maithri

Malathi Maithri (b.1968) is an acclaimed Tamil feminist poet, social activist, and public intellectual. She has been contributing to literary and political magazines with her poems and articles...

Bronisław Maj

Born in 1953, Bronisław Maj is the author of seven volumes of poetry which have won him prestigious literary prizes, a reputation as one of the finest poets of his generation, and a place in...

Vladimir Makanin

Vladimir Makanin is among the best-known Russian writers of the last twenty years. Born in 1937 in the Urals, he was trained as a mathematician and later as a filmmaker. His first passion was...

Fayre Makeig

Fayre Makeig is a poet and translator living in Brooklyn, NY. Past homes include Washington, DC, Arizona, and Maharashtra, India. She holds a BA in English from Yale, and is working toward an MFA...

Mohsen Makhmbalaf

Mohsen Makhmalbaf, born in 1957, was revered as the prototypical "Islamic" artist up until about 1990. He grew up in a conservative Moslem home, became politically active in opposing...

Mohamed Makhzangi

As a young doctor studying in Kiev in 1986, Mohamed Makhzangi found himself in the midst of a public health catastrophe when the Chernobyl nuclear plant melted down that spring. Through an array...

Belkis Cuza Malé

Belkis Cuza Malé was born in 1942 in Guantánamo, Cuba. She studied humanities in la Universidad de Oriente. In 1967 she married the Cuban poet Heberto Padilla. Though initially a...

Luigi Malerba

Luigi Malerba is the pseudonym of Luigi Bonardi, who was born near Parma in 1927 but has long lived in Rome. His writing includes novels, stories, and children's literature. He is best known...

Alain-Paul Mallard

Born in 1970 and reared in Mexico City, Alain-Paul Mallard studied Hispanic Literatures in his native city, and then studied European Intellectual History in Toronto. Tempted by silence, he is...

Garry Malloy

Garry Malloy studied Polish philology under Dr Elwira Grossman at the University of Glasgow, and graduated in 2003. He moved to Poland in 2010. He currently works as a freelance translator and...

Javier Malpica

Javier Malpica was born in México in 1965. After getting a degree as a physicist, he studied at the SOGEM School of Writers. He has written numerous plays (many of them...

Ibrahim Malumfashi

Ibrahim Malumfashi was born in 1962 in Malumfashi, Katsina State, Nigeria. He obtained his PhD in Hausa studies in 1999. He is currently a professor of Hausa literary history...

Tanya Malyarchuk

Tanya Malyarchuk (born 1983) is a Ukrainian writer and journalist. She lives in Vienna, Austria. She is the author of six books of prose, as well as a partial collected edition of her work titled...

Sulochana Manandhar

Sulochana Manandhar has published three books of poetry: Jhyalkhana, Anubhitika Thopaharu, and Raat, as well as several books of personal essays. She is a columnist and an instructor in the Newari...

Shahriar Mandanipour

Shahriar Mandanipour is regarded as one of the most accomplished writers of contemporary Iranian literature. His honors include the 1998 Golden Tablet Award for best fiction in Iran during the...

Norman Manea

Norman Manea left Romania in 1986 and after a year in West Berlin came to the United States. Since then he has published several acclaimed books in the United States and has been translated into...

Alberto Manguel

Alberto Manguel was born in Buenos Aires in 1948 and grew up in Israel, where his father was the Argentine ambassador. As a teenager, he befriended Jorge Luis Borges, who frequented the bookshop...

Dominique Manotti

Dominique Manotti was born in Paris in 1942 and has lived there all her life. She was a political and trade-union activist for many years and taught contemporary history and economics at the...

Elham Mansour

Elham Mansour is a senior scholar and chair of the philosophy department at the Lebanese University in Beirut. She has published a significant number of feminist novels in Arabic,...

Saadat Hasan Manto

Saadat Hasan Manto (1912-55) was the leading Urdu short-story writer of the twentieth century. He was born in Samrala in the Ludhiana district of Punjab. He worked for All India Radio during...

Khet Mar

Khet Mar (Myanmar, 1969) is a novelist, short story writer, poet, and essayist. As a twenty-two-year-old university student, she was arrested for her political activism, tortured, and...

Dacia Maraini

The daughter of well-known ethnologist Fosco Maraini, Dacia Maraini spent her early childhood in Japan while her father conducted his research. Because of her parents’ anti-fascist...

Richard Marazano

Richard Marazano was born in 1971. He lives in the suburbs of Paris. He studied physics and astrophysics before launching his writing career. His books include Zéro absolu drawn by...

Ismael García Marcelino

Ismael García Marcelino lives in Ihuatzio, Tzintzuntzan, Michoácan. He works with the Coordinación Interinstitucional de los Indigena de Michoacán.

Eliza Marciniak

Eliza Marciniak is an editor and translator. She lives in London, England.

Mahmud Marhun

Mahmud Marhun is a translator, poet, and prose writer born in Kandahar in 1989 and now residing in Kabul.

José María Lima

Poet, mathematician, painter, Marxist, activist, and professor José María Lima (1936–2009) is considered one of the most important voices in twentieth-century Puerto Rican...

Carpanin Marimoutou

Carpanin Marimoutou was both in Saint-Denis, Reunion, in 1956. He is a poet and literary critic.

Mariana Marin

Mariana Marin (1956-2003) was born in Bucharest and graduated from The Faculty of Letters, University of Bucharest. She published the following collections of poems: Un razboi de o suta de ani...

Petros Markaris

Petros Markaris was born in 1937 in Istanbul. He is a playwright, the creator of a television series, and the translator of works by many German dramatists, including Brecht and Goethe. His...

José Mármol

José Mármol is a poet and essayist from the Dominican Republic. Author of thirteen books of poems and eight books of essays, he is considered the most important poet of his...

Julie Maroh

Julie Maroh is a French writer and illustrator of graphic novels. She wrote Blue Is the Warmest Color (Le bleu est une couleur chaude) about the life and love of two young...

Leïla Marouane

Leïla Marouane was born in Algeria in 1960 and has lived and worked in Paris since 1990. In addition to The Sexual Life of an Islamist in Paris, she is the author of four novels and one...

Khadija Marouazi

Khadija Marouazi was born in Marrakesh in 1961. A member of the Moroccan Organization for Human Rights and general secretary of the Center for the Study of Democracy and Human Rights, she is...

Kettly Mars

Kettly Mars was born in 1958 in Port-au-Prince, Haïti, where she lives. She is a bold and evocative writer who offers fresh insights on contemporary realities and a vibrant, nuanced...

Juan Marsé

Juan Marsé was born in Barcelona in 1933. Following the publication of his first novel in 1960 he has gone on to become one of the most respected living authors in Spain. He has been...

Magali Nirina Marson

Reunionese and Malagasy, Magali Nirina Marson received her doctorate in French and comparative literature from the Sorbonne and is currently a senior lecturer at the University of Antananarivo,...

Tomás Eloy Martínez

The writer and journalist Tomás Eloy Martínez was born in Tucumán, Argentina, in 1934. As a young man he won various prizes for his poems and short stories. He has published...

Owen Martell

Owen Martell is an awardwinning Welsh-language novelist. He was born in Exeter in 1976 and grew up in Pontneddfechan, in the Neath valley, though he now lives in Cardiff. He published his first...

W. Martin

W. Martin is the translator of Michał Witkowski's Lovetown (Portobello, 2010), Erich Kästner's Emil and the Detectives (Overlook, 2007), and Natasza Goerke's Farewells to...

Gonzalo Martinez

Gonzalo Martinez was born in Chile in 1961. His work has been published in a wide range of media, from independent comic magazines to newspapers doing comics, illustrations and comic strips. His...

Guillermo Martínez

Guillermo Martínez was born in Bahía Blanca, in Argentina, in 1962. In barely a decade he has become one of the most important writers of his generation. His book Los crimenes de...

Ignacio Martínez de Pisón

Ignacio Martínez de Pisón was born in Zaragoza in 1960 and has lived in Barcelona since 1982. He has degrees in Spanish and Italian from the Universidad de Zaragoza and the...

Alberto Martins

Born in Santos, São Paulo, Brazil, in 1958, Alberto Martins graduated with a degree in Brazilian, Portuguese, and English literature from the University of São Paulo in 1981. That...

Harry Martinson

Harry Martinson was born at Jämshög in 1904. He was left an orphan at an early age and went to sea at the age of sixteen, spending six years of his life on board various ships and as a...

Dorota Masłowska

The Polish literary sensation Dorota Masłowska (b. 1982) won the Polityka Prize and the Nike Prize for her debut novel, Wojny polsko-ruskiej pod flagą biało-czerwoną. She lives in Lublin.

Yenta Mash

Yenta Mash (1922–2013) grew up in the region once known as Bessarabia (present-day Moldova), renowned as a lively polyglot area and a flourishing center of Jewish culture. In 1941, she was...

Zakia Mashhadi

After an advanced degree in Psychology from Lucknow University, India, Zakia Mashhadi worked in its Demographic Research Center for some time and also taught Psychology for six years at Loreto...

Juan Antonio Masoliver Ródenas

Juan Antonio Masoliver Ródenas (Barcelona, Spain, 1939) was professor of Spanish and Latin American literature at the University of Westminster in London and currently teaches in the...

Naiyer Masud

Naiyer Masud was born in 1936 in Lucknow. He did two separate PhD degrees in Urdu and Persian, and was a professor of Persian at Lucknow University. He started publishing his fictional work in...

Hisham Matar

Hisham Matar's first novel, In the Country of Men (Viking, 2006; The Dial Press, 2007), was shortlisted for the 2006 Man Booker Prize and The Guardian First Book Award and translated into...

Melcion Mateu

Melcion Mateu (Barcelona, Spain, 1971) is the author of four books of poetry, among them Vida evident, which won the 1998 Octavio Paz Prize, and Illes lligades, which was awarded the...

Masashi Matsuie

Masashi Matsuie  (1958–)  graduated from Waseda University and went to work for the Shinchosha Publishing Company where, as a fiction editor, he handled such writers as Haruki...

Brian Matta

Brian Matta currently goes to Queens College-CUNY, where he is pursuing an MFA in Poetry. He is also the Co-Editor-in-Chief for literary journal Ozone Park.

Brian Matta

Brian Matta currently goes to Queens College-CUNY, where he is pursuing an MFA in Poetry. He is also the Co-Editor-in-Chief for literary journal Ozone Park.

Khaled Mattawa

Khaled Mattawa was born in 1964 in Benghazi, Libya, where he received his primary education. In 1979 he immigrated to the United States. He is the author of two books of poems, Zodiac of Echoes...

Neerja Mattoo

Neerja Mattoo taught English at Government College for Women in Srinagar, from where she retired as principal. She is a writer/translator, and apart from contributions to anthologies and academic...

Ellen Mattson

Ellen Mattson was born in 1962 on Sweden's west coast, and is the daughter of children's author Ollo Mattson. She is regarded as one of Sweden's most important young writers and...

Bejan Matur

Bejan Matur was born in 1968. She graduated from the Faculty of Law at Ankara University. She published her award-winning first poetry collection Ruzgâr Dolu Konaklar (Windswept Mansions)...

Xavier Mauméjean

Xavier Mauméjean has a degree in philosophy and sciences of religions. He has won the renowned Rosny Award (the most important French award for science fiction) in 2005 and 2008....

Miguel Angel May May

Miguel Angel May May is a member of the board of many organizations, from Escritores en Lengua Indígenas in México to the Howard Meredith Indian Humanities Center at the University...

Sharon May

Sharon May researched the Khmer Rouge regime for Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Human Rights and co-edited In the Shadow of Angkor: Contemporary Writing from Cambodia...

Melania Mazzucco

Melania Mazzucco was born in Rome in 1966. She earned a degree in Italian literature from La Sapienza University and a degree in cinema from the Experimental Center for Cinematography. In...

Mwenda Mbatiah

Mwenda Mbatiah is a novelist, critic, and scholar of Swahili language and literature. His novels include Msururu wa usaliti (2008), Vipanya vya maabara (2007), Wimbo mpya (2004), and Upotevu...

Simon-Pierre Mbumbo

Simon-Pierre Mbumbo is a Cameroonian cartoonist and the  co-founder of the Association for Cameroon Cartoonists. In 1998, at the Libreville Festival in Gabon, he met Yves Poinot of...

Ken McCullough

Ken McCullough was born in Staten Island, N.Y., but spent his formative years in St. John’s, Newfoundland. He considers the mountains of Montana and Wyoming to be his spiritual home,...

Michael McDonald

Michael McDonald holds a PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures and is an attorney and critic in Washington, DC.  His writing is archived at www.michaelmcdonaldweb.com.

Colin McDonald

Colin McDonald is Marketing and Events Coordinator at Seminary Co-op Bookstores in Chicago.

John H. McGlynn

John H. McGlynn, a graduate of the University of Michigan Ann Arbor (1981), lives in Jakarta where, in 1987, he and four Indonesian authors established the Lontar  Foundation, the only...

Ian McLellan Davis

Ian McLellan Davis (design) is a composer, guitarist, singer, and visual artist based in New York City. He tours and performs regularly with Relatives and Landlady and has worked as an orchestral...

Miriam McIlfatrick

Miriam McIlfatrick is a translator and lecturer from Northern Ireland who has lived in Estonia since 1991. Her scholarly interests include the poetics of translation, oral poetics, and cognitive...

Jenny McPhee

Jenny McPhee’s books include A Man of No Moon, No Ordinary Matter, The Center of Things, and Girls: Ordinary Girls and their Extraordinary Pursuits. Her most recent translations are of Primo...

Miren Agur Meabe

Miren Agur Meabe (Lekeitio, 1962), holds degrees in teaching and Basque philology. She worked as a teacher in the Kirkiño Basque school in Bilbao and as a publisher in Giltza for many...

Shun Medoruma

Shun Medoruma (born 1960) is one of the most important contemporary Okinawan writers. He was awarded the Akutagawa Prize in 1997 for his short story "A Drop of Water" (Suiteki).

Alicia Maria Meier

Alicia Maria Meier is a writer and translator based in Brooklyn. She earned her MFA. in nonfiction writing and literary translation from Columbia University in 2015, and currently manages Global...

Gabriela Mejan

Gabriela Mejan holds a BA in Latin American literature from the Universidad Iberoamericana, an MA in children’s literature from Roehampton University, and a PhD in visual culture from...

Fabrizio Mejía Madrid

Fabrizio Mejía Madrid was born in Mexico City in 1968. He is the author of the novels Hombre al agua (Joaquín Mortiz, 2004), which was awarded the Premio Antonin Artaud; El rencor (Planeta,...

Ernesto Mejía Sánchez

A major Nicaraguan poet and critic, Ernesto Mejía Sánchez (1923–1985) was a leading member of Nicaragua’s influential group of poets known as the Generation of 1940,...

Pierre Mejlak

Born in Malta in 1982, Pierre J. Mejlak is a novelist and short story writer. He has won four National Book Awards in Malta and the Sea of Words European Short Story Award. His first collection...

Margarita Meklina

Margarita Meklina is a bilingual essayist and fiction writer originally from St. Petersburg currently residing in San Francisco. In 2003, she was awarded the Andrei Bely prize for her Russian...

Tamta Melashvili

Tamta Melashvili was born in Ambrolauri (in the northern part of central Georgia) in 1979. After completing her secondary education she moved to the capital, Tbilisi, where she studied...

Gabriela Melinescu

Gabriela Melinescu was born August 16, 1942, in Bucharest. After graduating from the University of Philology in Bucharest, she began working as editor of the magazines Femeia (Woman) and...

Agop Melkonyan

Agop Magardich Melkonyan (1949–2006) was a Bulgarian fantasy writer, translator, journalist, university lecturer, and publisher. He worked as a journalist for Orbita newspaper for many...

Askold Melnyczuk

Askold Melnyczuk is the founding editor of Agni. His stories, poems, and reviews have appeared in the Antioch Review, the Boston Globe, the Gettysburg Review, the Partisan Review, the New York...

João Melo

João Melo is a writer, journalist, advertising executive, and professor. He was born in Luanda in 1955. He studied in Coimbra and Luanda and in Rio de Janeiro. A charter member of the...

Muhammad Umar Memon

Photograph: Alain Désoulièrs. Muhammad Umar Memon is emeritus professor of Urdu, Persian and Islamic Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His collection of short...

Guy-Gerald Ménard

Guy-Gerald Ménard was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. After high school he traveled to the USA, where he resided for twenty years. He studied commercial art at  City College of New...

Nadève Ménard

Nadève Ménard is professor of literature at the École Normale Supérieure of Université d’État d’Haïti. She has contributed to several...

Robert Menasse

Born in 1954 in Vienna, Robert Menasse studied German language and literature, philosophy and political science in Vienna, Salzburg, and Messina. Today he lives in Vienna and Amsterdam and works...

Pedro Rosa Mendes

Pedro Rosa Mendes's dispatches from Zaire, Angola, Rwanda, and Afghanistan have earned him the Feature of the Year Prize in Portugal for reportage as well as the Lisbon Press Club's...

Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza

Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza was born in Tunja, Colombia in 1932. A journalist and writer, he studied political science at the Sorbonne in Paris. He was the first secretary of the embassy of Colombia...

Ricardo Menéndez Salmón

Ricardo Menéndez Salmón is one of the most respected writers in the Spanish literary scene. Born in Gijón (Asturias) in 1971, he studied Philosophy and has written eight...

Uwe Mengel

Uwe Mengel was born in Bergen on the Baltic Island of Ruegen. He studied theology at Friedrich Schiller Universität, Jena, East Germany. He continued his studies after his escape to West...

Maaza Mengiste

Maaza Mengiste is a novelist and essayist. Her debut novel Beneath the Lion‘s Gaze was selected by the Guardian as one of the ten best contemporary African books. Her fiction and...

María Rosa Menocal

María Rosa Menocal received her Ph.D. in Romance Philology from the University of Pennsylvania. She has taught at Bryn Mawr College and the University of Pennsylvania and, for the last...

Yani Mentzas

Yani Mentzas is the Editorial Director and Executive Vice President of Vertical, Inc.

Zbigniew Mentzel

Zbigniew Mentzel is a regular newspaper columnist and has published three books of short stories and articles on Polish culture. He is also editor of the collected papers of Poland's leading...

Alda Merini

Alda Merini (1931–2009) was an Italian poet. Her books include The Presence of Orpheus, Diary of an Other, and Rage of Love, as well as the collections Aphorisms and Aphorisms and Spells....

Christi A. Merrill

Christi A. Merrill, shown here with Vijay Dan Detha, is an assistant professor of South Asian literature and postcolonial studies at the University of Michigan. Her translations from Hindi,...

Christopher Merrill

Christopher Merrill has published four collections of poetry, including Watch Fire, for which he received the Peter I. B. Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets; several...

Iman Mersal

Iman Mersal was born in 1966 in a small village in the Delta. A graduate of Mansura University, she was co-editor from 1985 to 1988 of the independent feminist magazine Bint al-Ard (Daughter of...

Gilmer Mesa

Gilmer Mesa was born in 1978 in Medellín, Colombia, where he has spent his entire ilfe. He studied philosophy and literature at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana de Medellín....

Claire Messud

Claire Messud was born in the United States in 1966 to a French father and a Canadian mother, and was raised in Sydney, Australia and Toronto, Canada, before returning to the States in 1980. She...

Juan Carlos Mestre

Juan Carlos Mestre was born in 1957 in Villafranca del Bierzo in the province of Leon in Castilla y Leon, Spain. He is a poet, essayist, and graphic artist. He has published twenty-five books...

Michèle Métail

Michèle Métail joined the Oulipo in 1975 as its first female member; she has since stopped participating in the group’s activities. She is a scholar of German and Chinese...

Ye Mi

Ye Mi is based in Suzhou. She began publishing fiction in 1994 and has garnered consistent critical attention and popular readership. Commenting on her own choice of protagonists, Ye Mi says...

Qiu Miaojin

Qiu Miaojin (1969–95)—one of Taiwan’s most innovative literary modernists, and the country’s most renowned lesbian writer—was born in Chuanghua County in western...

Amanda Michalopoulou

Amanda Michalopoulou was born in Athens, Greece, in1966. She has studied French Literature in Athens University and has worked for many years as a columnist for Greek newspapers. She has...

Pierre Michon

Pierre Michon is considered by some to be one of the great masters of contemporary French prose. In 2002, he was awarded the Prix Décembre for Corps du Roi and Abbés, published by...

Milica Mićić Dimovska

Milica Mićić-Dimovska was born in Novi Sad, capital city of the province of Vojvodina, Serbia. She received a BA in general literature and theory of literature at the University of...

Nadia Midani

Nadia Midani was born in Damascus in 1955. She studied sociology in Paris, and gained her doctoral degree with a dissertation on “Tribal and Village Structures in Metropolitan Arab...

Kawakami Mieko

Kawakami Mieko is a novelist, poet, musician, and actress. She began a career as a singer in 2002 and in 2007 she made her literary debut with the short story “Watakushi ritsu in ha-a, mata...

Dunya Mikhail

Born in Iraq in 1965, Dunya Mikhail is famous for her subversive, innovative, and satirical poetry. She has published four collections of poetry in Arabic, including The Psalms of Absence, Diary...

Chiba Mikio

Chiba Mikio was born in 1944 in Miyagi prefecture, Japan. After working at a publisher of children's literature, he became a professor at Chiba University of Art, where for nine years he...

Jason Miklian

Jason Miklian (MSc, International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science) is a researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo, exploring the arenas where conflict and...

Valerie Miles

Valerie Miles is an American writer, translator, and editor living in Barcelona, Spain. She was the editorial director of Emecé Editores and associate director of Alfaguara,...

Juan José Millás

Juan José Millás is a contemporary Spanish novelist and author of short stories. His works have been translated into a dozen languages and he has won a number of Spain's most...

Kei Miller

Kei Miller won the Jamaica Observer Literary Prizes for both fiction and poetry in 2002. His first collection of poetry, Kingdom of Empty Bellies, came out in 2005. A year later, his debut short...

Larissa Miller

Born in 1940, Larissa Miller was educated at the Foreign Languages Institute in Moscow and later taught at Moscow University. A major lyrical poet, she is the author of ten books, including...

Krystyna Milobedzka

Krystyna Milobedzka (1932) is a poet and author of plays for children, as well as a scholar of children's theater. She has published ten volumes of poetry and has been awarded many of the...

Ye Mimi

Ye Mimi is a Taiwanese poet and filmmaker. A graduate of the MFA Creative Writing Department at Dong Hwa University and the MFA Film Department at the School of the Art Institute of...

Park Min-gyu

Born in South Korea in 1968, Park Min-gyu debuted in 2003. As his writing style was so new, it sent shockwaves through the Korean literary world. Unusual metaphors and descriptions, sentences...

Wu Ming

Wu Ming, Mandarin for "no name," is the newest pseudonym for Federico Guglielmi, Roberto Bui, Luca di Meo, and Giovanni Cattabriga, who range in age from thirty-two to forty-two and...

Rasul Mīr

Rasul Mīr is thought to have flourished between 1850–1900, though it is hard to find agreement even where rough estimates of his dates are concerned. Mīr was born in...

Aman Mirzai

Aman Mirzai was born in Mashhad, Iran, in 1985, to a family of refugees from Mazar-e Sharif in Afghanistan. He has been writing poetry for seven years, and has won awards in many nationwide poetry...

Bimal Mitra

Bimal Mitra (1912 - 1991) wrote over 100 novels and short stories, giving up his job with the Indian Railways at the age of 1938 to become a full-time writer. His novels were sprawling sagas, as...

Nishikawa Miwa

Nishikawa Miwa’s work has gained critical acclaim in Japan and abroad, following her debut film, Wild Berries, and her second film, Sway, which premiered at Cannes in 2006. The only...

Minae Mizumura

Born in Tokyo, Minae Mizumura moved with her family to Long Island, New York when she was twelve. She later went on to study French Literature at Yale College and after finishing her M.Phil....

Maciej Miłkowski

Maciej Miłkowski is a writer, translator, and book critic. He was born in Łódź in 1980, studied psychology, and has translated over fifteen books from English, including...

Rutu Modan

Rutu Modan was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, in 1966.  After graduating from the distinguished Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, she began regularly writing and illustrating comic...

Tin Moe

Tin Moe was born in 1933. He is the author of some twenty-five books, including eighteen collections of poetry. At twenty-six, he published his first collection of...

Bijan Mofid

Playwright and director Bijan Mofid is one of the very few serious modern Iranian artists whose writing has reached beyond the intelligentsia to a broad general audience. He was born in Tehran...

Zakaria Mohammad

Zakaria Mohammad was born in 1951 in the Nablus area. He studied Arabic literature at Baghdad University. In addition to his poetry publications, he published his first novel in 1996 and a...

Mohammad Hussain Mohammadi

Mohammad Hussain Mohammadi is a prose writer, literary scholar, and critic. He was born in Mazar-e Sharif but moved to Iran with his family at the age of seven. He recently returned to...

KK Mohapatra

KK Mohapatra (1951-) has published two collections of stories, Palabhuta and Chor, and a novel, Photo, in Oriya and co-translated The HarperCollins Book of Oriya Short Stories (HarperCollins...

Lászlo Moholy-Nagy

Lászlo Moholy-Nagy (1895–1946) was a Hungarian–born painter, photographer, and typographer. From 1923–28, he was a master instructor at the Bauhaus—an interwar...

Makhdum Moinuddin

Makhdum Mohiuddin was born in 1908 in Hyderabad Deccan. He obtained his MA from Osmania University. As a communist, he was committed to revolutionary change and  suffered imprisonment for...

Paxima Mojavezi

Paxima Mojavezi, born in 1978, started her career as a journalist in 1995, writing mostly about sociology and literature. Her first book, The Other Side of Sadeq Hedayat’s Coin, an...

Alfredo Molano

Alfredo Molano Bravo is a writer, sociologist, and journalism born in Bogotá in 1944. He has published seminal texts on the origins and development of complex social issues in Colombia...

Santiago Molero

Santiago Molero was born in Ajofrín (Toledo) in 1975 and received his degree at the Royal School for Dramatic Arts in Madrid. As an actor, he has performed in more than twenty plays. He is...

Antonio Muñoz Molina

Antonio Muñoz Molina was born in Spain in 1956. He is the author of thirteen novels, among them Sepharad, the English translation of which won the 2004 PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club...

Empar Moliner

Empar Moliner has been a contributor to many media outlets such as Catalunya Ràdio, the newspaper El País, and television programs. Her writing for the press, done with the same...

Vincent Mondiot

Vincent Mondiot is twenty-six and lives in the Parisian suburbs. He has written several short stories and novels, including Terrortriste, an experimental novel he self-published as a fictional...

Ian Monk

Ian Monk was born near London, but now lives in Lille, France, where he works as a writer and translator of, among others, Hervé Le Tellier, Georges Perec, Raymond Roussel, and Jacques...

Mercedes Monmany

Mercedes Monmany (Barcelona, 1957) is the author of Una infancia de escritor (Xordica, 1997), Don Quijote en los Cárpatos (Huerga and Fierro, 2009), and Vidas de mujer (Alliance, 1999)....

Peter Montalbano

Peter Montalbano, translator of Thai author Uthis Haemamool’s SEA Write award-winning novel the Brotherhood of Kaeng Khoi (original: Lap Lae, Kaeng Khoi) and numerous other...

Guido Monte

Guido Monte was born in 1962. His books and translations have been published by the Italian houses Rubbettino and Ed. Della Battaglia. He teaches Italian and Latin literatures at the Liceo...

Luis García Montero

Luis García Montero is one of the most popular poets writing in Spain today. He has received numerous awards for his work, including Spain's National Poetry Prize and the National...

Quim Monzó

Quim Monzó has always alternated between writing narrative fiction and articles. He is a frequent contributor to the newspaper La Vanguardia. He published his first collection of short...

Rick Moody

Rick Moody was born in New York City in 1961. He is the author of Garden State, The Ice Storm, Purple America, The Ring of Brightest Angels Around Heaven, and Demonology. He is the co-editor...

Gwak Moon-an

Gwak Moon-an defected in 2004. He was formerly a director at Art Movie Studios in North Korea.

Christopher J. Moore

Christopher J. Moore holds degrees in modern languages and linguistics. He is the author of several books, including a major anthology of Gaelic oral poetry. He lives in France and Spain.

Michael F. Moore

Michael F. Moore is a New York-based writer, translator, and interpreter. His previous translations, from the Italian, include God's Mountain by Erri De Luca, The Silence of the Body, by...

Amir Moosavi

Amir Moosavi is currently working toward his PhD in the Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University, where his research focuses on modern Arabic and Persian...

Guy Morad

Born in Israel in 1975, Guy Morad is a graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. He is a member of the Israeli comics collective "Dimona," which is based in Tel...

Elsa Morante

Elsa Morante (1912-85) is the author of numerous works, among them Il gioco segreto (1941), Le bellissime avventure di Caterí dalla trecciolina (1942), Menzogna e sortilegio (1948),...

Susana Moreira Marques & Julia Sanches

Author bio Susana Moreira Marques is a writer and journalist. She was born in Oporto in 1976 and now lives in Lisbon. Having worked as a journalist since 2004, she now writes pieces for...

Antonio Moresco

Antonio Moresco was born in Mantua and lives in Milan. He published his first collection of short stories, Clandestinità, at the age of forty-six. He has gone on to publish several more...

Valzhyna Mort

Valzhyna Mort was born in Minsk, Belarus, and moved to the United States in 2006. She is the author of the poetry collections Factory of Tears (Copper Canyon Press, 2008) and Collected Body...

Hossein Mortezaeian Abkenar

Hossein Mortezaeian Abkenar, born in 1966, studied dramatic arts at Tehran University, then taught creative writing at Art University and other independent institutions. He published his first...

Ghazal Mosadeq

Ghazal Mosadeq is an award-winning writer and poet (winner of the Bayhaqi Short Fiction Prize, shortlisted for the Khorshid Poetry Prize). Her poems and short stories have been published in...

Tatyana Moseeva

Tatyana Moseeva was born in 1983 in Moscow. She is the author of Snowmen (2005), and her poems have been published in the literary magazines Vavilon and REZ, the newspaper Book Review, as well as...

Ahmad Mostofa Kamal

Dr. Ahmad Mostofa Kamal is Assistant Professor of Physics in the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Independent University, Bangladesh. He was born in 1969 in Manikganj district, which...

Erick J. Mota

Born in Havana in 1975, Erick J. Mota completed a BA in physics at the University of Havana and a course on creative writing at the Onelio Jorge Cardoso Center. His work includes the short story...

Yiannis Moundelas

Yiannis Moundelas is a young Greek blog poet, publishing exclusively online, with an international following.  He has been translated into numerous languages, including Spanish and...

Mounsi

Singer and novelist Mounsi was born in Algeria and sent as a child to live with his father in the industrial Parisian suburb, Nanterre. In borstal he discovered the poetry of François...

Antônio Moura

Antônio Moura was born in 1963 in Belém, capital of the state of Pará, in the Brazilian Amazon. After periods living in São Paulo and Lisbon, he has now returned to...

Granaz Moussavi

Granaz Moussavi was born in Tehran in 1974. She received a degree in screen studies from Flinders University in Adelaide and a postgraduate degree in film editing at the Australian Film...

Malika Moustadraf

Malika Moustadraf (1962–2006) was a preeminent arabophone Moroccan writer and one of the forebears of the short story genre in Morocco. She died of kidney disease at the age of forty-four,...

Horacio Castellanos Moya

Horacio Castellanos Moya (El Salvador, 1957) has published eight novels, some of them translated to French, German and Italian; he has also published five collections of short stories. He worked...

Johan Moya Ramis

Johan Moya Ramis has a BA in Theology and works as a librarian in the José Martí National Library of Cuba.  Graduate of the eighth session (2004-2005) of the Onelio Jorge...

Nahid Mozaffari

Nahid Mozaffari is currently a visiting associate professor at the Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University. She has previously taught at NYU in New York and Paris...

Giulio Mozzi

Giulio Mozzi (from Padua, Italy) has published twenty-six books—as fiction writer, poet, and editor—with presses like Einaudi and Mondadori. He is primarily known for his short story...

Prasanta Mridha

Prasanta Mridha (b. Nov 20, 1971) grew up in Bagerhat, a town in southwestern Bangladesh famed for its fifteenth-century mosque architecture. Currently he teaches Bengali literature at a public...

Sławomir Mrożek

Sławomir Mrożek was born in Borzecin, Poland, in 1930. 1957 saw the publication of his first book, Slon (The Elephant), a collection of satirical short stories. This was followed by...

Abdoul Mtoka

Abdoul Mtoka was born and grew up in Bujumbura, Burundi, and earned undergraduate and law degrees at the Université d'Aix-Marseille, France. An attorney, he is an associate at Rubeya...

Du Mu

Du Mu (803-52) is, among the masters of the late Tang dynasty, especially admired for his skill with short poems, many of which were composed in the New Style quatrain.

V. Y. Mudimbe

V. Y. Mudimbe was born in Zaire in 1947. He has written poetry, four novels, and a great many academic texts, most of which have been translated into English or were written directly in English....

Ghojimuhemmed Muhemmed

Ghojimuhemmed Muhemmed was born in 1971 in a village near Guma, in the south of China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. After completing high school he worked for more than ten years in a...

Esther Mujawayo

Esther Mujawayo, a therapist and activist, lost almost all of her immediate family during the Rwandan genocide, including her parents, most of her siblings, and her husband,...

Magdalena Mullek

Magdalena Mullek was born and grew up in Košice, Slovakia, but moved to the United States more than twenty years ago. She is an independent literary translator and scholar. Her...

Jérôme Mulot

Florent Ruppert (Troyes, 1979) and Jérôme Mulot (Dijon, 1981) have published the fanzines Le Journal de l'Aventure (2002), Le Journal de l'Aventure diese 2 (2003), and Del...

Murathan Mungan

One of the most prominent and prolific contemporary writers of Turkey, Murathan Mungan has published poetry, short stories, plays, novels, screenplays, radio plays, essays, film and theater...

Felipe Franco Munhoz

Felipe Franco Munhoz was born in São Paulo in 1990. He holds a bachelor's degree from the Universidade Federal do Paraná. In 2010, he received a grant from the Brazilian...

Ryu Murakami

Ryu Murakami is the best-selling author of more than a dozen novels and the winner of Japan’s most prestigious literary award, the Akutagawa Prize. Many of his novels have been made into...

Richard McGill Murphy

Richard McGill Murphy is a journalist and strategy consultant. He currently writes for Fortune and Business Week and serves as managing partner of Walled City Media LLC, a media strategy firm...

Lourenço Mutarelli

Lourenço Mutarelli was born in 1964 in São Paulo. A writer, graphic artist, and actor, he has published comics, plays, and the novels O cheiro do ralo, O natimorto, and Jesus...

Mihkel Mutt

Mihkel Mutt (b. 1953) is an Estonian writer, essayist, columnist, and editor. He was one of the ten founding members of the literary cooperative Kupar, the first non-state publishing house in...

Appadurai Muttulingam

Appadurai Muttulingam was born in Kokuvil, Sri Lanka. A chartered accountant by profession, he began his literary career at the age of nineteen when he won the first prize in the all-Ceylon Tamil...

MuXin

MuXin is the pen name of a renowned Chinese diasporan writer and artist currently living in the New York area. MuXin was born in Wuzhen, of South China, into a wealthy aristocratic family with...

Rebecca Myers

Rebecca Myers holds an MA in English from The University of Georgia and an MFA in Poetry from NYU. She is the full-time assistant to poet Sharon Olds. A resident of Brooklyn, Rebecca is currently...

Myo Myint Swe

Myo Myint Swe (1933–90) was born in  Magyidaw, Shwebo District, Burma. A multitalented and prolific writer and artist, he authored more than five hundred poems, including several...

Oleksandr Mykhed

Oleksandr Mykhed (born 1988) is a Ukrainian literary scholar, curator of art projects, and writer. He is a research fellow at the Taras Shevchenko Institute of Literature, National Academy of...
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