Skip to content

Authors/Contributors

Filter Alphabetically


Authors beginning with "N"

Pancho Nácar

Pancho Nácar is the pseudonym of Francisco Javier Sánchez Valdivieso, a Zapotec poet born in 1909 in Juchitán, Oaxaca. He published a few poems in Zapoteco during his...

Wilfried N'Sonde

Wilfried N’Sondé is a musician living in Berlin. He is the author of three books: the highly acclaimed Cœur des enfants léopards (2007), for which he was...

Dīna Nāth Nādim

Dīna Nāth Nādim (1916–88) was a high-school teacher (at the Hindu High School, Srinagar, Kashmir) for years and later in life appointed as the assistant director of...

Firouz Nadji-Ghazvini

Firouz Nadji-Ghazvini is a poet, journalist, and essayist living in political exile in Paris, where he works as a press photographer. The son of a military officer, Nadji-Ghazvini grew up in...

Andre Naffis

André Naffis-Sahely's poetry was most recently featured in the Oxford Poets Anthology 2013. His translations include The Physiology of the Employee by Honoré de...

André Naffis-Sahely

André Naffis-Sahely’s debut collection of poetry, The Promised Land, will be published by Penguin in 2017. He translates from the French and the Italian and his translations...

Lajos Parti Nagy

Lajos Parti Nagy (b. 1953) is a modern-day Kafka of the absurd. He is a freelance poet, short-story writer, essayist, playwright, and translator. He first attracted attention with the...

Alexandre Najjar

Alexandre Najjar was born in Beirut in 1967, and is both a lawyer and a writer. Winner of the Prix de la Fondation Hachette in 1990, he is the author of three historical novels published by...

Kyoko Nakajima

Kyoko Nakajima (1964–)  loved books from a young age, perhaps not surprisingly, since her parents are both translators and scholars of French literature. She first produced...

Kaho Nakayama

Kaho Nakayama was born in Nagoya, Japan, in 1960. She graduated from Waseda University. Nakayama led a theatrical troupe—acting, writing, and directing—before she made her literary...

Glaydah Namukasa

Glaydah Namukasa is a midwife and writer, and a member of the Uganda Women Writers’ Association, FEMRITE. Her young adult novel, Voice of a Dream, won the 2005/2006 Macmillan Writers...

Angela Nanetti

Angela Nanetti has written more than twenty books for children and adolescents. Widely translated, this work has won such awards as the Hans Christian Andersen Medal of the International...

Nao-Cola Yamazaki

Nao-Cola Yamazaki debuted in 2004 with the Bungei Award-winning novella Don’t Laugh at Other People’s Sex, which has since been adapted into a major motion picture. She has published over ten...

Sélim Nassib

Born in Beirut in 1946, Sélim Nassib settled in France in the beginning of the 1970s. He worked as a journalist for various newspapers, mainly the French daily Libération, and...

Zira Naurzbayeva

Zira Naurzbayeva (born 1967) is a writer with special interests in ancient Turkic mythology and modern Kazakh identity. She is the author of a monograph on Tengrism and of more than three hundred...

Simon Navagaththegama

Widely acclaimed as one of the more modern of twentieth-century writers in Sinhala, Simon Navagaththegama’s work is so rich in content and lyrical rendering that he has been embraced by a...

Kong Nay

Kong Nay was born in 1944 in Kampot Province and is a master performer of the chapei dang weng, a traditional long-necked, two-stringed guitar. Blind from the age of four as a result of smallpox,...

Fabrice Neaud

Born in 1968, Fabrice Neaud is a graduate of the Fine Arts School. He started working on his ambitious autobiographical project in 1991. He is also the co-founder of Ego comme X, where the...

Mohamed Nedali

Mohamed Nedali was born in Tahannaout, near Marrakech, in 1962 into a family of poor farmers. Educated in Marrakech and at Nancy 2 University, France, he has taught at his local high school since...

Nedjma

Nedjma is a pseudonym. The author of The Almond is in her forties and lives in the Maghreb region.

Laila Neihoum

Laila Neihoum is a journalist, poet, editor and translator. She was the first Libyan author to join the International Writers Program at the prestigious University of Iowa Writing Program. She...

Sadiq Neihoum

The late Sadiq Neihoum lived in Geneva and wrote compelling works on the history of Islam and Islam's potential contribution to the modern world.

Francis Nenik

Francis Nenik works as a farmer and writes in his free time. He has published several novels. Current works include XO (a novel in the form of a loose-leaf collection) as well as a...

Giampiero Neri

Born in 1927, Giampiero Neri spent his childhood in the midst of World War II, which devastated his family. He began publishing in the 1960s and was quickly recognized as a major...

Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda (1904–73), one of the most renowned poets of the twentieth century, was born in Farral, Chile. He shared the World Peace Prize with Paul Robeson and Pablo Picasso in 1950,...

Jo Nesbø

Jo Nesbø was born in Oslo, Norway. He is the author of seven internationally acclaimed crime novels featuring Detective Harry Hole. Translated into more than thirty languages and awarded...

Guadalupe Nettel

Born in Mexico City in 1973, Guadalupe Nettel is a prolific young Mexican author and a regular contributor to both Spanish- and French-language magazines, including Letras Libres, Hoja por hoja,...

Andrés Neuman

Andrés Neuman (1977) was born in Buenos Aires, where he spent his childhood. The son of Argentinian émigré musicians, he grew up and lives in Spain. He was included in...

Mana Neyestani

Iranian cartoonist Mana Neyestani was born in Tehran. For several years, he worked for the government magazine Iran. His use of an Azeri word for "cockroach" in a children's cartoon...

Boryana Neykova

Boryana Neykova was born in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1992. Her primary and middle school education was accomplished at the National Music School Lyubomir Pipkov with specialty in playing piano and...

Clara Ng

Clara Ng was born in Jakarta in 1973. In 1997, she graduated from Ohio State University with majors in interpersonal communication and linguistics. She lived in the U.S. for seven years before...

Chong Mui Ngam

Chong Mui Ngam holds an advanced diploma in playwriting from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. She is the winner of the 2003 "Best Original Script Award" from the Hong Kong...

Patrice Nganang

Patrice Nganang is one of the most promising young francophone authors of African origin today. He has published three novels with French publishing houses as well as a collection of poems and a...

Uladzimir Niakliaeu

Uladzimir Niakliaeu is one of the most prominent contemporary Belarusian writers, as well as a social and political activist. Although he wrote his first poetry in Russian, he later chose to...

Flavio Niccolini

Flavio Niccolini worked as an assistant director on Michelangelo Antonioni's Red Desert. He collaborated on screenplays for the films Saul e David and I grandi condottieri and wrote a number...

Tatiana Niculescu Bran

Tatiana Niculescu Bran was born in Bucharest, Romania. She holds degrees from the faculty of letters at the University of Bucharest and the European Institute of Journalism in Brussels. She worked...

Marlene van Niekerk

Marlene van Niekerk was born on 10 November 1954 on the farm Tygerhoek near Caledon. She attended school in Riviersonderend and Stellenbosch, where she matriculated from Hoërskool Bloemhof....

Aleksandra Nikčević-Batrićević

Aleksandra Nikčević-Batrićević teaches courses on American literature, American women's poetry, and feminist literary theory and criticism at the University of Montenegro...

Olga Nikolova

Olga Nikolova completed her PhD at Harvard University with a dissertation on modern poetry, graphic design, and academic writing. She's been translating the works of Ezra Pound and Gertrude...

Esther Nirina

Esther Nirina (née Esther Ranirinaharitafika) was born in 1932 on the central highlands of Madagascar.  She worked as a librarian at Orleans from 1953 to 1983. She returned to...

Kanako Nishi

Kanako Nishi was born in Tehran in 1977, and grew up in Cairo and Osaka. She made her debut as a writer in 2004 with Aoi (Blue). In 2007, her novel Tsutenkaku (Tower to Heaven)...

Liz Niven

Liz Niven is a poet based in Dumfries. A former teacher, currently parttime Cultural Co-ordinator for Creative Writing in D&G schools, she was DGAA's Writer-in-Residence for three years....

Ketty Nivyabandi

Poet and essayist Ketty Nivyabandi was born in Belgium in 1978. She currently lives and works in her hometown, Bujumbura, Burundi. Her poetry, written mostly in French, has appeared...

James Noël

Born in Haiti in 1978, James Noël is a poet. He writes in order to empty his body of all words, to move forward and become lighter than paper. He has written a dozen books, including Le...

Michel Noël

Michel Noël considers himself to be a Québécois of Aboriginal origin. His main culture is Aboriginal since he spent the first fourteen years of his life among the Algonquin in...

Asa Nonami

A prolific writer of her own brand of sometimes gothic suspense, Asa Nonami is known for her strong women characters in a mystery genre frequently predominated by men. Nonami was born in 1960 in...

Cees Nooteboom

Cees Nooteboom, born in The Hague, the Netherlands, in 1933, is considered the most important contemporary Dutch writer. His literary travelogues, translated into many languages, have earned him...

Jordi Nopca

Jordi Nopca (Barcelona, 1983) is a journalist, writer and translator. He is an editor at Ara newspaper and the editor-in-chief of Ara Llegim. [Image:...

Yasser Norouzi

Born in 1980, Yasser Norouzi started his career as a journalist and writer in 2004. His articles and essays have regularly appeared in major newspapers and magazines and his short stories have...

Maja Novak

Maja Novak spent her childhood years living with her grandmother in Nova Gorica, a town in western Slovenia near the Italian border. At the age of sixteen, she moved to Ljubljana, the capital,...

Aldo Nove

Aldo Nove is a poet, novelist and playwright. He was born in Viggiù in 1967. Woobinda, his debut novel, was published in 1995 by Castelvecchi.  He also wrote a collection of...

Idra Novey

Idra Novey is the author of the novel Ways to Disappear, a New York Times Editors' Choice. Her fiction and poetry have been translated into eight languages and she's...

Salvador Novo

Salvador Novo (1904-1974) was born and died in Mexico City, where he was a provocative and prolific cultural presence. The author of numerous collections of poems, Novo was also one of the...

Dmitri Novoselov

Dmitri Novoselov was born in the Siberian city of Kyzyl, near the Mongolian border, in 1965. In the late 1970s he moved with his parents to the Urals. After school he trained as a forest engineer...

Luis Nuño

Luis Nuño was born in 1975 in Oviedo, Spain. In 2001 his story “El último mono” won a writing contest in Asturias called Cuentos Cortos, Cortos. In November 2009 he was...

Ana Nuño

Ana Nuño (1957) is a poet and writer. Her main fields of research and work are poetry, journalism, and politics. As a poet, she has seen her Spanish-language work published in Spain, as...

Amar Nyaupane

Amar Nyaupane’s collection Paniko Gham, in which “The Latch” was published, won the prestigious Padmashree Literary Award in 2010, and his novel Seto Dharatee won the Madan...
Like what you read? Help WWB bring you the best new writing from around the world.