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Siobhan O'Leary

Siobhan O’Leary is an independent translator, writer and consultant based in Berlin. She previously worked in the Foreign Rights department of the Crown Publishing Group (Random House) in...

Rachid O.

Rachid O. was born in Rabat in 1970. He is the author of Plusieurs Vies (Gallimard, 1996) and  Chocolat chaud (Gallimard, 1998).

Diane Obomsawin

Born in Montreal in 1959, Diane Obomsawin spent the first twenty years of her life in France. Trained in graphic design, she returned to Canada in 1983 and turned her attention to painting, comics...

Trifonia Melibea Obono

Trifonia Melibea Obono (Guinea Ecuatorial, 1982) is a journalist and political scientist, as well as a professor and researcher on women and gender in Africa. She has been a professor in the...

Lorenzo Hernandez Ocampo

Lorenzo Hernandez Ocampo, a biologist as well as a writer, was born in Santa Catalina Chinango, Oaxaca.

Silvina Ocampo

Silvina Ocampo (1903-1993) published eight books of poetry and eight of stories, in addition to other works, notably the Antología de literature fantástica that she edited with her...

Haggag Hassan Oddoul

Haggag Hassan Oddoul (born Alexandria, Egypt, 1944) an ethnic Nubian author--who writes in Arabic--did construction work on the Aswan High Dam and has served in the Egyptian armed forces during...

Ilya Odegov

Ilya Odegov is a writer and composer. His first novel “The Sound of the Sunrise” won the awards for “The Modern Kazakhstan Novel” in 2002.  his prose is published in...

B. Odgerel

B. Odgerel was born in 1967 and lives in Ulaanbaatar.  With B. Galsansuh, G-A. Ayurzana and L. Ölziigögs, he has for many years been at the forefront of the Mongolian modernist...

U Sam Oeur

U Sam Oeur was born in Svay Rieng province in 1936. He spent his childhood herding water buffalo and tending rice paddies in the Cambodian countryside. He was later educated under the French...

Kay Ohara

Growing up in the U.S. and Japan, Kay Ohara enjoys reading both vertically and horizontally. Her taste for both cultures is evident in the jars of umeboshi and peanut butter that sit side by side...

Alix Ohlin

Alix Ohlin is the author of The Missing Person, a novel, and Babylon and Other Stories. She lives in Easton, Pennsylvania.

Sayaka Ohsaki

Sayaka Ohsaki (1982-) was featured in the journal Yuriika (Eureka) as one of the newest rising stars of the Japanese poetic world.  She describes herself as a...

Sofi Oksanen

Catapulted into the elite of Finnish authors with her first and widely debated novel, Stalin's Cows (2003), Finnish-Estonian writer Sofi Oksanen (b. 1977) has since then been considered one of...

Bragi Ólafsson

Bragi Ólafsson was born in Reykjavík in 1962. He worked as a musician for six years, internationally, but has been a full-time writer since 2001. He has published five books of...

Jorge Olivera Castillo

Jorge Olivera Castillo (born 1961) is a well-known dissident Cuban author of numerous novels, short story collections, poetry anthologies, and political commentaries. Banned in his home...

Carmen Ollé

Carmen Ollé (Lima, 1947) writes poetry, criticism, and novels, as well as articles for newspapers and magazines. 

Ursula Andkjær Olsen

Ursula Andkjær Olsen (b. 1970) was born and raised in Copenhagen. She has a degree in musicology and philosophy from the University of Copenhagen and Technische Universität Berlin....

Zaher Omareen

Zaher Omareen is a Syrian researcher and writer who has published articles and short stories in the Arab and English press. His short story “First Safety Maneuver” won a prize awarded...

Ellen Ombre

Ellen Ombre was born in Suriname, and moved with her family to the Netherlands in her early teens. She held a career as a certified social worker, and is the mother of a son. Her first novel was...

Ondjaki

Ondjaki was born in Luanda in 1977. His books include O Assobiador [The Whistler], Bom dia camaradas [Good Morning, Comrades], Quantas madrugadas tem a noite [How many Dawns has the Night], and...

Griet Op de Beeck

Griet Op de Beeck (Turnhout, Belgium, 1973) was awarded the Bronze Owl Audience Award in 2013 for most successful debut novel for Many Heavens Above the Seventh, and the book was...

Markus Orths

Markus Orths was born in 1969, lives in Karlsruhe, has written a number of short stories and novels (Catalina, Das Lehrerzimmer, Das Zimmermaedchen) and has received several major literary...

Alicia Dujovne Ortiz

Alicia Dujovne Ortiz was born in Buenos Aires and has lived in Toulouse, France, since 1978. She is a journalist and the author of several volumes of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, including...

Antonio Ortuño

Antonio Ortuño is a Mexican writer, born in Guadalajara, in 1976. He is author of The Headhunter (Joaquin Mortiz, 2006) and Human Resources (finalist for the Herralde Prize, Anagram,...

Dazai Osamu

Dazai Osamu (1909–48) is considered one of Japan’s greatest writers and was one of very few to consistently turn out entertaining work under the oppressive conditions of the Pacific...

Hagop Oshagan

Hagop Oshagan (1883–1948) is one of the most important figures of modern Armenian literature. The 1915 genocide of the Armenians of the Ottoman Empire defined his larger project—the...

Exmetjan Osman

Exmetjan Osman (b. 1964) is one of the foremost Uyghur poets of his generation. Fully bilingual in Uyghur and Arabic, he has published poetry collections in both languages to great acclaim,...

Gabrielle Otero

Otero is a writer from the Bronx, New York. She received her BA in Creative Writing and Film Studies from Pepperdine University. She is an MFA candidate in poetry at Columbia University, with a...

Philippe Ôtié

Philippe Ôtié is a French diplomat. This is his first graphic novel

Adrian Otoiu

Formerly a poet, Adrian Otoiu made his debut in fiction in Romania's troubled early 1990s. His novel Coaja lucrurilor sau Dans—nd cu Jupuita [The Skin of the Matter or Dancing with the...

Nicholas Otte

Nicholas Otte is a writer and musician living in New York. He studied classical vocal performance in Montréal and earned his degree in English literature at Queens College. He is the...

Maria Pace Ottieri

Maria Pace Ottieri lives in Milan where she contributes to various newspapers, including L'Unità and Diario della Settimana. She has written a novel Amore Nero (Mondadori, 1984,...

Patrik Ouředník

Patrik Ourednik was born in Prague, and emigrated in 1984 to France, where he still lives. He is the author of eight books, including fiction, essays, and poems. He is also the Czech translator...

Clement Oubrerie

Clément Oubrerie was born in Paris in 1966. After a stint in art school he spent two years in the United States doing a variety of odd jobs, publishing his first children's books and...

Cécile Oumhani

Cécile Oumhani has always lived in a multicultural background. Born in Belgium, she grew up in France and was in constant epistolary touch with her Canadian relatives. Tunisia wove itself...

Khalid Oways

In novels such as Al-raqs taht al-matar [Dancing in the Rain] and Watan khalaf al-qudhbân [A Nation behind Bars], Khalid Oways, who lives in the United Arab Emirates, also...

Miguel Angel Oxlaj

Miguel Angel Oxlaj Cúmez of Compala, Guatemala, received the Premio de Literatura Indígena B'ATZ' in a competition juried by the well-known Mexican author Juan Villoro...

Murat Özyasar

Murat Özyaşar was born in Diyarbakır, in southeastern Turkey, in 1979. A graduate of Dicle University’s department of Turkish language and literature,...
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