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Santiago Páez

Santiago Páez was born in Quito, Ecuador, in 1958. He has studied law, anthropology, literature, and in Madrid, communications. His legal and anthropological training has allowed him to...

Sergi Pàmies

Sergi Pàmies (Paris, 1960) alternates his literary production with media work, including journalism and radio and television scripts. His novels include L'instint (Instinct, 1992), which...

Jeremy Paden

Jeremy Dae Paden was born in Italy and raised in Central America and the Caribbean. He received his PhD in Spanish from Emory University. He is the author of one chapbook, Broken Tulips, put out...

Leonardo Padura

Leonardo Padura was born in 1955 in Havana and lives in Cuba. He is a novelist, essayist, journalist and scriptwriter. Havana Black has been published in Cuba, Mexico, Spain, Portugal, Germany...

Edil Ramos Pagán

Edil Ramos Pagán was born on June 25, 1992, in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico. She graduated with honors from Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in 2014 with a dual degree in liberal...

Pahé

Born in Gabon, Pahé (Patrick Essono) studied art in Paris. His Vie de Pahé was published by Paquet in 2006.

Janet Paisley

Janet Paisley is one of Scotland's most versatile writers. Her awards include BAFTA and Royal Television Society nominations, a Creative Scotland Award, a Canongate Prize, British...

Fernando Paiva

Fernando Paiva was born in 1977 in Rio de Janeiro, where he still resides. He is the author of a novel, Carta para Ana Camerinda (Ibis Libris, 2004) and a collection of short stories, Salvem os...

Félix J. Palma

Félix J. Palma (Spain, 1968) has been recognized by the critics as one of today’s most brilliant and original writers and has received many literary awards. His first volume of...

Benjamin Paloff

Benjamin Paloff grew up in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and was educated at Harvard (BA, MA, PhD) and at the University of Michigan (MFA), where he now teaches. He is the author of The Politics, a...

Yolanda Pantin

Yolanda Pantin (Caracas, 1954) is one of the most distinguished poets of her generation. Her poems introduced in Venezuelan poetry an undaunted woman’s voice devoid of rhetorical emphasis...

Oscar Pantoja

Óscar Pantoja (1971) is a Colombian author and novelist. He was awarded the Alejo Carpentier Prize for his novel El Hijo and a national fellowship for short film by the Colombian ...

Louis de Paor

Born in Cork in 1961, Louis de Paor has been involved with the contemporary rennaissance of poetry in Irish since 1980, when he was first published in the poetry journal Innti (which he...

Robert Paquin

Robert Paquin is a Montreal poet, raised in Pointe-Saint-Charles, between two railway tracks and the Lachine Canal. After a classical education, he studied at the University of Montreal, then at...

Francesc Parcerisas

Born in 1944, Francesc Parcerisas, the author of fourteen volumes of poetry, including Still Life with Children, Triumph of the Present, and The Golden Age, is considered the premier Catalan...

Gregory Pardlo

Gregory Pardlo's ​collection​ Digest (Four Way Books) won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Digest​ was also shortlisted for the​...

Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo

Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo was born in Havana in 1971 and came to the US in March 2013. In Cuba he published the narratives Collage karaoke (2001), Empezar de...

Inka Parei

Inka Parei, born in Frankfurt am Main in 1967, lives in Berlin. Her first novel, The Shadowboxer, won the Hans Erich Nossack Award in 2000 and has since been translated into nine languages. For...

Laura Pariani

Laura Pariani is a critically acclaimed Italian writer who has published nine novels and three short story collections since 1993.

Ynhui Park

Born in Korea in 1930, Ynhui Park (Pak In-Hŭi) spent many years studying and teaching abroad. After receiving a doctorate in French literature from the Sorbonne, in Paris, in 1964, he went...

Kun-woong Park

Born in 1972 in Seoul, Kun-woong Park graduated from the University of Fine Art. His book Flower was published in 2002 and has been published in French by Casterman. He has created many stories...

Eeva Park

Eeva Park is a writer and poet born in Tallinn. A  member of the Estonian Writers´ Union since 1993, she has published four novels, five collections of short stories, and six...

Alessandro Parodi

Alessandro Parodi (Genoa, 1981) is a comic artist and illustrator as well as the artistic director and organizer of ilLustro, an illustration exhibition forming part of the Goa-Boa music festival....

Valeria Parrella

Valeria Parrella was born in 1974 and lives in Naples. Since the publication in 2003 of her debut short story collection, Mosquito and Whale, she has been widely regarded as one of Italy's...

Alexei Parshchikov

Alexei Parshchikov was born in 1954, not far from Vladivostok. He was raised in the Ukraine, and after secondary school entered the Kiev Academy of Agriculture. He spent two years as an...

Edward Pasewicz

Edward Pasewicz was born in 1971 in Kostrzyn and is a poet, writer, and composer. His nine books have won a number of prizes, and his poetry has been translated into German, English, Slovenian,...

Abdulla Pashew

Abdulla Pashew is perhaps the most famous living Kurdish poet. He has translated many poets into Kurdish, including Walt Whitman.

Pier Paolo Pasolini

Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-75) was the internationally acclaimed writer, poet, critic, actor, director, and filmmaker. Among his most noted films are his epic masterpiece Accatone!, The Gospel...

Ambar Past

Poet and alchemist Ambar Past was born in Durham, North Carolina, in 1949, descendent of a wheelwright, Piast, who in 840 became the first king of Poland. Past's mother was a painter and her...

Giancarlo Pastore

Giancarlo Pastore was born in Turin in 1967. His first novel, Meduse (Bompiani, 2003), was nominated for the Premio Settembrini and published in Jamie Richards's English...

Osmanjan Muhemmed Pas’an

Osmanjan Muhemmed Pas’an was born 1981 in a village near Guma, in the south of China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. From the age of sixteen, Pas’an’s poems have been...

Silvana Paternostro

Silvana Paternostro is a Colombian-born author and journalist who resides in New York City and writes mostly in English. She is the author of In The Land of God and Man: Confronting Our...

Robin Patterson

Robin Patterson has participated in both the Birkbeck and the BCLT literary translation summer schools and in 2013 was mentored by Margaret Jull Costa as part of the BCLT mentorship program. His...

Natalia Toledo Paz

Natalia Toledo Paz was born in Juchitán, Oaxaca, in 1967. She writes in both Zapotec and Spanish and participates in national and international poetry meetings. She has written several...

Wendy Pearlman

Wendy Pearlman is the Martin and Patricia Koldyke Outstanding Teaching Associate Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University, where she specializes in Middle East politics. She is...

Jesús Salinas Pedraza

Jesús Salinas Pedraza writes in Ñahñu and Otomi. He was born in the state of Hidalgo, Mexico.

Basharat Peer

Basharat Peer's first book, Curfewed Night: The Battles for Kashmir, was published recently by Random House in South Asia and will be published later this year by Scribner in the United...

Victor Pelevin

Born in Moscow, Victor Pelevin has written for the New York Times Magazine, Granta, and Open City and was selected by The New Yorker as one of the "Best European Writers Under...

Elsa Pépin

Born in Montreal in 1978, Elsa Pépin obtained a Masters Degree in French literature from McGill University. A researcher for the programs Vous m’en lirez tant and La Librairie...

Noah Perales-Estoesta

Noah Perales-Estoesta was born on O‘ahu. He graduated with undergraduate degrees in English and Spanish from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, and is the assistant editor of...

Omar Pérez

Omar Pérez grew up in Havana, the city where he was born in 1964, and earned a degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Havana in 1987. By his early twenties he...

Douglas Pérez

Douglas Pérez is a Cuban contemporary artist born in 1972 in Cienfuegos. His paintings tackle complex matters in local history, society, and culture. His painting “Pictopía...

Rafael Pérez Gay

Rafael Pérez Gay was born in 1957.  His books include the short story collections Me perderé contigo (1988), Esta vez para siempre (1988), Llamadas nocturnas (1993), and El...

José Pérez Reyes

Born in Asunción in 1972, José Pérez Reyes is a writer, lawyer, and university professor. He was chosen by the Hay Festival and the Bogota39 jury as one of the thirty-nine...

Ernesto Pérez Zúñiga

Ernesto Pérez Zúñiga (1971) grew up in Granada, but was born in Madrid, where he currently lives.  He is the author of the novels Santo Diablo (Kailas, 2004), El...

Zoë Perry

Zoë Perry is a Canadian-American translator who grew up in rural southeastern Kentucky and is currently based in London. She has translated work by several contemporary...

José Luis Pescador Huerta

José Luis Pescador (México, 1979) is a comic artist and painter. His latest works are Tetelcingo, Fosas del Olvido, a graphic journalist feature on the graves in...

Răzvan Petrescu

Răzvan Petrescu was born on September 20, 1956 in Bereşti in the district of Galaţi. An award winning writer who works in several genres, he graduated the Bucharest Faculty of...

Marta Petreu

Marta Petreu's first book of poetry in 1981, Bring Verbs, won the Romanian Writers' Union Prize for a debut volume. She has issued five other collections, including Psychic Place (1991),...

Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

Ludmilla Petrushevskaya was born in Moscow in 1938. Her stories and plays were blacklisted by the Soviets until perestroika. Since then, two of her novels have been shortlisted for the Russian...

Yves Petry

Yves Petry (b. 1967, Belgium) is a writer of novels and essays. He studied mathematics and philosophy, and has published five novels so far. His 1999 debut Het jaar van de man (The Year of the...

Per Petterson

Per Petterson (b. 1952) worked for several years as an unskilled laborer, bookseller, writer, and translator until he made his literary debut in 1987 with the short story collection Aske i...

Nguyen Phan Que Mai

Nguyen Phan Que Mai was born in 1973 in a small village in northern Vietnam, and grew up in the Mekong Delta, in southern Vietnam. She studied in Australia under a development scholarship from...

Denise Phé-Funchal

Denise Phé-Funchal (Guatemala, 1977) is a writer and sociologist. She is currently a professor at Universidad del Valle de Guatemala where she teaches courses in Composition and European...

Jim Phelps

Jim Phelps is a retired South African university lecturer in literatures written in English. He has specialized in the work of D. H. Lawrence. He runs the small Echoing Green Press,...

Rowan Ricardo Phillips

Rowan Ricardo Phillips is the author of two books of poetry, The Ground (2012) and Heaven (2015), both published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, as well as a...

Matthias Picard

Matthias Picard was born in Reims, the capital of Champagne, and graduated from the School of Fine Art in Strasbourg. He was a member of a collective called Troglodyte and worked at the...

Piedad Bonnett

Piedad Bonnett is a poet, dramaturg, novelist, and memoirist. She graduated from the Universidad de los Andres with a degree in philosophy and letters and later earned a master's in...

Kerri Pierce

Kerri Pierce is a writer and translator living in Pittsford, NY. She has translated fiction and non-fiction from eight languages. Her short translations have appeared in...

Ricardo Piglia

Ricardo Piglia (1940–2017) was a major Argentine novelist and one of Latin America's most important contemporary thinkers and writers. His novels have been translated into...

Jerzy Pilch

Jerzy Pilch has been called "the hope of young Polish prose" by Czeslaw Milosz. He is the author of several novels, including His Current Woman, translated by Bill Johnston. The...

Duanwad Pimwana

Pimjai Juklin, whose pen name is Duanwad Pimwana, won the S.E.A. Write Award in 2003 for her novel Changsamran after making her name on the local literary circuit as a short-story writer. Born to...

Gisèle Pineau

Gisèle Pineau is a psychiatric nurse and novelist living between Guadeloupe and France. She is considered by many to be one of the canonical writers in the creolité movement in...

Wang Ping

Wang Ping was born in Shanghai and grew up on a small island in the East China Sea. After three years of farming in a mountain village, she attended Beijing University. In 1985 she left China to...

Xie Peng

The graphic artist Xie Peng was born in Beijing in 1976. He graduated from Beijing City University with a major in photography, then went on to study oil painting at the Sichuan Art Institute,...

Ramiro Pinilla

Born in Bilbao in 1923, Ramiro Pinilla studied navigation and industrial craftsmanship. Pinilla largely remains outside regular publishing circles, despite the wide acceptance of...

Mylene Fernández Pintado

Mylene Fernández Pintado (1963) received a law degree from the University of Havana in 1986. She was a legal adviser for the Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos...

Luigi Pirandello

Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936) is a premier figure of world literature and the greatest Italian modernist writer. Winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1934 for his strikingly original plays,...

Magdaléna Platzová

Magdaléna Platzová (b. 1972) grew up in Prague, studied in Washington, DC, and England, and received her MA in Philosophy from Charles University in Prague. In her twenties she was...

Thomas Pletzinger

Thomas Pletzinger was born in 1975 in Münster, Germany, graduated from Hamburg University with an MA in American Studies, and subsequently worked for publishers and a literary scouting...

Song and Tang Dynasty Poets

If anyone knows anything about Hermit Tai Shang ("The Eminent Hermit"), please contact the translator. Wang Wei (701-61) was one of the great masters of poetry, calligraphy, painting,...

Marta Poggi

Marta Poggi is an actress and playright. Her books with Riccardo Falcinelli include the graphic novels Cardiaferrania and Grafogrifo. Their website is www.falcinellipoggi.com.

Olga Pogodina-Kuzmina

Olga Pogodina-Kuzmina was born in Siberia and lives in St. Petersburg, Russia. She studied at the Sаint Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy. She writes for stage and screen, and is an active...

Klaus Pohl

Born in 1952 in a small mediaeval town in Bavaria, Klaus Pohl is one of Germany?s most acclaimed contemporary playwrights. His works have been produced throughout Germany and in Austria,...

Alexander Pokrovsky

Alexander Pokrovsky, born in 1952, began writing to relieve the boredom of night watches in the navy. To date he has published four widely acclaimed books: Fire Away!, The Hippo, Fire Away! 2,...

Soth Polin

Soth Polin was born in 1943 in Kompong Cham province to a middle-class, intellectual family that spoke French and Khmer. His great-grandfather was the poet Nou Kan. Throughout his youth, he...

Matthias Politycki

Matthias Politycki was born in 1955 in Karlsruhe. He became a freelance writer in 1990, following an academic career. His first novel, Aus Fälle/Zerlegung des Regenbogens, published in...

David Polonsky

David Polonsky was the art director and chief illustrator for the animated film Waltz with Bashir. His illustrations have appeared in every major Israeli daily and magazine. He has created...

Valentina Polukhina

Valentina Polukhina is an emeritus professor of Russian literature at Keele University and a Joseph Brodsky scholar.

Aaron Poochigian

Aaron Poochigian earned a PhD in Classics from the University of Minnesota in 2006 and is completing an MFA in Poetry at Columbia University. His book of translations from Sappho, Stung...

Buzz Poole

Buzz Poole is a Maine-based freelance editor and writer. Most recently, he is the author of Workingman's Dead, published by Bloomsbury in April 2016 as part of the 33 1/3 series....

Mui Poopoksakul

Mui Poopoksakul is a lawyer-turned-translator with a special interest in contemporary Thai literature. Her first book-length translation, a short-story collection by Prabda Yoon, won a PEN...

Alek Popov

Alek Popov was born in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1966. He graduated from St. Constantine Cyril the Philosopher College for Ancient Languages and Cultures in Sofia and later received...

Aleksey Porvin

Aleksey Porvin is a contemporary Russian poet. Translations of his poems can be found in Ryga Journal, St. Petersburg Review, SUSS, The Dirty Goat, World Literature Today, and The New Formalist,...

Chad Post

Chad W. Post is the Associate Director for Dalkey Archive Press. He began working for Dalkey Archive in 2000, and in 2005 he helped launch the Reading the World initiative, a program to display...

Anne Posten

Anne Posten translates contemporary German poetry and prose.  Her translation of Tankred Dorst’s novella This Beautiful Place appeared with Hanging Loose Press in May 2012, and her...

Jacques Poulin

Jacques Poulin (b. 1937) is the author of twelve novels, including Volkswagen Blues (1984), which was selected for the 2005 Canada Reads program, Autumn Rounds (1993), Mr. Blue, Wild Cat, and...

Tóroddur Poulsen

Tóroddur Poulsen (1957) is a Faroese poet, graphic artist, and musician from Tórshavn. Since his literary debut in Varðin, Poulsen has published nearly forty books and become...

Allison Markin Powell

Allison Markin Powell is a translator of Japanese. Her translation of Hiromi Kawakami’s The Briefcase was nominated for the Man Asian Literary Prize, and the UK edition...

Sophie Powell

Sophie Powell is the author of the novel The Mushroom Man, which has been translated into several languages, as well as several short stories and essays. Raised in London and on a sheep farm in...

Ángela Pradelli

Ángela Pradelli is an Argentine writer and a professor of Literature at the secondary school level, as well as Coordinator of the National Plan for the Province of Buenos Aires. She also...

Antônio Prata

Antônio Prata was born in São Paulo. He has published nine books, including Douglas (2001), As pernas da tia Corália (2003), Adulterado (2009) and, most recently, Meio intelectual,...

Alta L. Price

Alta L. Price runs a publishing consultancy specialized in literature and nonfiction texts on art, architecture, design, and culture. She translates from Italian and German into English, and...

José Manuel Prieto

José Manuel Prieto was born in Havana in 1962. He has lived in Mexico City since 1995. His novel Livadia was published in English in 2001 as Nocturnal Butterflies of the Russian Empire....

Enrique Prochazka

Enrique Prochazka (Lima, 1960) is a short-story writer, poet, expert on education and public policy, and one of the the founders of the practice of adventure sports in Peru. He studied philosophy...

Lina Prosa

Lina Prosa lives in Palermo. Her work “Trilogy of the Wreck”—composed of “Lampedusa Beach–Lampedusa Snow–Lampedusa Way”—has been translated into...

David Prudhomme

David Prudhomme was born in 1969 and lives in Bordeaux in France. He is a graduate of the Arts School of Angoulême. In 2006, he adapted two novels by François Villon, and...

Pep Puig

Pep Puig was born in Terrassa, Catalonia in 1969. He published his first book, L’home que torna (The Man Who Comes Back), an interpretation of Homer’s The Odyssey, in 2005. Two years...

Barlen Pyamootoo

Barlen Pyamootoo lives in Trou d’Eau Douce, Mauritius. His first book, Bénarès, published in Paris in1999, was widely acclaimed by the critics. He adapted the book to the...

Alla Pyatibratova

Alla Pyatibratova is a journalist who lives in Osh, in southern Kyrgyzstan, a city distinguished not only by its 3,000-year history, which it celebrated in 2010, and the fact that the great Silk...

Vyacheslav Pyetsukh

Vyacheslav Alekseevich Pyetsukh was born in Moscow in 1946, trained as a historian, and taught Russian and world history until his literary activities made school officials so nervous they fired...

Hye-Young Pyun

Pyun Hye-young was born in 1972 in Seoul, South Korea. She began publishing in 2000 and published three collections of stories, Aoi Garden, To the Kennels, and Evening Courtship, and the novel...
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