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Tadeusz Różewicz

Tadeusz Różewicz (1921–2014), a poet, playwright, fiction writer, and essayist, has been a prominent figure in modern Polish literature since his celebrated debut in 1947. His...

Gregory Rabassa

Gregory Rabassa is one of the most prominent translators of Latin American literature into English. Born in Yonkers, New York, in 1922, Rabassa obtained his degree from Columbia University and,...

Charlotte-Arrisoa Rafenomanjato

Charlotte-Arrisoa Rafenomanjato (1936–2008) was a widely-read author, poet, playwright, and essayist who wrote primarily in French. Many of her plays have been produced in various theaters...

Sayed Ragab

Sayed Ragab lives in Cairo, where he is a well-known and critically acclaimed actor and storyteller in the independent theater scene. He began writing his own stories in 1998, one of which,...

Jean-Luc Raharimanana

Jean-Luc Raharimanana was born in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar, in 1967. By 1987 he had already been awarded the Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo Poetry Prize for his early poems. Two years...

Atiq Rahimi

Atiq Rahimi was born in Afghanistan in 1962, but fled to France in 1984. There he has become renowned as a maker of documentary and feature films, and as a writer. His novel, The Patience Stone...

Rahma Abdul Majid

Rahma Sherif Abdul Majid was born in 1980 in Agege, Lagos State, Nigeria, to an Arab father and Hausa Fulani mother. She began her Qur’anic studies in her father’s compound and...

Mahmud Rahman

Mahmud Rahman is a writer and translator living in the San Francisco Bay Area. His first book Killing the Water, a collection of short stories, was published in 2010 by Penguin Books India....

Zahia Rahmani

The Algerian-born academic and author Zahia Rahmani is one of France’s leading art historians and writers of fiction, memoirs, and cultural criticism. She is the author of a literary trilogy...

Nayan Raj Pandey

Nayan Raj Pandey is the author of a short story collection, Chocolate, and three novels: Ghamkiri, Loo and Ullar.

Mansur Rajih

Mansur Rajih, born in Yemen in 1958, was a prisoner of conscience from 1983–98. Since then he has been living in exile in Norway. His poetry has been published in Norwegian. A book of his...

Bao Ralambo

Born in French-colonized Madagascar, Bao Ralambo has been a Spanish professor at the University of Antananarivo for the last thirty-six years. She is also an author of fiction, as well as a legal...

Emma Ramadan

Emma Ramadan is a literary translator based in Providence, Rhode Island, where she is opening Riffraff, a bookstore and bar. She is the recipient of a PEN/Heim grant, an NEA Translation...

Sundara Ramaswamy

Sundara Ramaswamy (1931–2005), fondly known as "Su.Ra" in literary circles, was one of the exponents of Tamil modern literature. He edited and published a literary magazine called...

Ariyawansa Ranaweera

Ariyawansa Ranaweera is a prolific poet who has published many collections. He has also translated into Sinhala the works of many foreign authors.  He is highly acclaimed for his deft and...

Vaishali Raode

Vaishali Raode is a Pune-based Marathi writer and journalist. She works for the daily newspaper Sakal.

Mohamed Raouf Bachir

The celebrated Syrian short-story writer M. Raouf Bachir was born in Aleppo and published his first stories in Al-Jundi magazine in 1956. He published many stories in magazines such as...

Ziad Rashad

Ziad Rashad is an Iraqi writer.

Sajid Rashid

Sajid Rashid is a noted writer and journalist and editor of the quarterly Urdu magazine Nayaa Waraq. A liberal Muslim intellectual and activist, he writes columns for the Mumbai-based Hindi...

Johary Ravaloson

Johary Ravaloson is an author and visual artist, in addition to his day job as a lawyer. Born in Antananarivo, Madagascar, in 1965, he lived and studied in Paris and Réunion before...

Juan Gregorio Regino

Juan Gregorio Regino is one of the leading poets in indigenous languages in the Americas. He is Mazatec, born in 1962 in Chicicazapa, Solyaltepec, Oaxaca. In 1987, he received his bachelor's...

Hadar Reuven

Born in 1986 in Tel Aviv, Hadar Reuven is an Israeli artist, illustrator, and author. She studied visual communication and majored in illustration at the Minshar Art School and earned a BA in...

Prema Revathi

Prema Revathi is a filmmaker, activist, and educator. She started and runs Vanavil, a school for underprivileged children in Nagapattinam, Tamilnadu, India (www.vanavil.org). Every once in a...

Kutti Revathi

Kutti Revathi is widely recognized as possessing a vital new idiom, both within the poetics and politics of the Tamil literary tradition and in that borderless space we now think of as...

Davide Reviati

Born in Ravenna (Italy) in 1966, Davide Reviati leads a double career of illustrator and cartoonist in publishing and the press (Il Manifesto, La Stampa, L'Unità), while collaborating...

Rodrigo Rey Rosa

Rodrigo Rey Rosa was born in Guatemala in 1958. After finishing his studies in his country, he lived in New York, and later in Tangier, Morocco. Rey Rosa has translated several books by Paul...

Yolanda Reyes

Yolanda Reyes is a Colombia writer and director of Espantapájaros, a project to encourage reading from a young age. Her works for children include El terror de Sexto "B," which...

Fahmida Riaz

Fahmida Riaz is a noted Pakistani feminist and a published poet in Urdu. She is also the author of a highly acclaimed novella, Godavari. Her most recent work is a volume of short stories, Khat-e...

Julio Ramón Ribeyro

Julio Ramón Ribeyro (1929-94) is considered one of the greatest Latin American short-story writers. Born and raised in Peru, he spent much of his adult life in Paris. He published dozens...

Jutta Richter

Jutta Richter was born in 1955 in Westphalia. She published her first book in her teens and is among the most celebrated of German children's authors. She won the 2001 German Youth...

Blanca Riestra

Blanca Riestra (La Coruña, 1970) studied Hispanic Philology in Santiago de Compostela and received her doctorate from the University of Burgundy (France).  Her novels include: Anatol...

Giampiero Rigosi

Giampiero Rigosi, born in 1962, lives and works in Bologna. He is a much acclaimed literary critic, short-story and song writer as well as a producer of radio programs on cinema noir and crime...

Kaur Riismaa

Kaur Riismaa was born in 1986. He published his first collection of poems, Me hommikud, me päevad, õhtud, ööd (Our Mornings, Our Days, Evenings, Nights), at...

Mikko Rimminen

Mikko Rimminen (b. 1975) is a Helsinki-based writer. He has published two collections of poetry, as well as the book Twilight Nature in conjunction with Kyösti Salo Korpi. In 2004, he...

Gianni Riotta

Gianni Riotta was born in Palermo, Italy, in 1954. His books include NY, on the aftermath of September 11th, and Global War, essays on the Iraq War. His novel Prince of the Clouds was...

Wataya Risa

Born in 1984, Wataya Risa wrote her debut novel Install at age seventeen. It netted her the Bungei Prize, making her the youngest writer in history to receive the award. In 2004 she broke...

Sonia Ristic

Born in 1972 in Belgrade, Sonia Ristic grew up between the former Yugoslavia and Africa; she has lived in Paris since 1991. After her studies in literature and theater, she became an actress...

Elvira Riveiro Tobío

Elvira Riveiro Tobío is a poet from Cerponzóns in the province of Pontevedra in Galicia. Known mainly as a poet and essayist, she has also worked in fiction and children’s...

Raúl Rivero

Raúl Rivero is one of Cuba's best-known dissident journalists and a figurehead of the country's beleaguered independent press. He was arrested in 2003 and sentenced to twenty...

Relli Robinson

Relli Robinson was born in 1939 in Warsaw, Poland to Franka (nee Fersztendik) and Michał Głowinski. By living under an assumed identity with Polish rescuers, Janina and Jȯzef...

Flávia Rocha

Flávia Rocha is a Brazilian poet, editor, and journalist. She is the author of three books of poetry: A Casa Azul ao Meio-dia (2005), Quartos Habitáveis (2011), and Um...

Angela Rodel

Angela Rodel is a professional literary translator living and working in Bulgaria. She holds a BA from Yale and an MA from UCLA in linguistics. She received a 2014 NEA translation grant for Georgi...

Mercè Rodoreda

Mercè Rodoreda is the author of many great novels of modern Catalan literature. She began as a contributor to La Veu de Catalunya and La Publicitat and published four novels, of which,...

Sérgio Rodrigues

Sérgio Rodrigues (Brazil, 1962) has worked as a journalist for most major newspapers and magazines in the country. For the last few years he has written a national column about the...

Carol Rodrigues

Carol Rodrigues was born in Rio de Janeiro and lives in São Paulo. Her first story collection, Sem Vista para o Mar (Edith, 2015), won the Jabuti and Biblioteca Nacional prizes...

Ernesto René Rodriguez

Ernesto René Rodríguez (Havana, 1968) is a prose writer, poet, and videographer. He has directed the videos of several musical acts including Porno Para Ricardo, Amaury Trineo,...

Reina María Rodriguez

Reina María Rodríguez's most recent collection El libro de las clientas was published in 2005 (Havana: Editorial Letras Cubanas). Among her previous books are Bosque negro...

Astrid Roemer

Astrid Roemer was born in Paramaribo, Surinam, in 1947. She emigrated to the Netherlands in 1966, where she made her debut as a poet in 1970. She now has a considerable oeuvre to her name,...

Mercedes Roffé

Mercedes Roffé is one of Argentina’s leading poets. Widely published in Latin America and Spain, her poetry has also been published in translation in Italy, Quebec, Romania,...

Ivana Rogar

Ivana Rogar was born in 1978, in Zagreb, Croatia, where she studied comparative literature and English language. She is an editor in the publishing house Durieux and at the literary magazines...

Lola Rogers

Lola Rogers is a Finnish to English literary translator living in Seattle. She studied linguistics and Finnish language and literature at the University of Washington, followed by training as a...

Marta Rojals

Marta Rojals was born in La Palma d’Ebre (Ribera d’ebro) in Catalonia, Spain. She holds a degree in architecture from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, where she majored...

Migo Rollz

The comic artist and illustrator Migo Rolzz was born in 1988 in Egypt. He studied architecture and graphic design, and worked in design, post-production, and advertising. He lives in Southern...

Moshe Ron

Moshe Ron was born in 1945 and grew up on the outskirts of Tel Aviv; served in the Israeli army for two years; took a BA degree in Romance Languages and English Literature from the Hebrew...

Santiago Roncagliolo

With sharp shots of psychological suspense and black humor, Santiago Roncagliolo (Lima, 1975) writes about fear, both in Latin American history and in daily life. His novel Red April...

Guillermo Rosales

The Cuban writer Guillermo Rosales committed suicide in Miami in 1993. He was 47 years old. Like William Figueras, the protagnoist of his novel, My Angel, he left Cuba in 1979 for Florida....

Mira Rosenthal

Mira Rosenthal’s translations of contemporary Polish poetry have received numerous awards, including fellowships from the PEN Translation Fund and the National Endowment for the Arts. She...

Michael L. Ross

Michael L. Ross is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).  His work has been published in...

Chip Rossetti

Chip Rossetti is a doctoral student in Arabic literature at the University of Pennsylvania. He has worked as an acquiring editor at a number of publishers, including Little, Brown, Basic, and the...

Cristina Peri Rossi

Uruguayan-born author Cristina Peri Rossi is a poet, novelist, and author of short stories. She has published more than twenty books and won numerous literary awards, including, most recently,...

Adam Rovner

Adam Rovner serves as assistant professor of English and Jewish literature at the University of Denver. Since 2007, he has been the Hebrew translations editor for Zeek: A Jewish Journal of...

Ester Roxberg

Ester Roxberg was born in Zimbabwe in 1987, grew up in Småland, and now lives in Malmö, where she works as an author and writer. Her debut novel, Antiloper (Antelopes), was published in...

Ton Rozeman

Ton Rozeman (1968) is a writer and the editor of the Web site KorteVerhalenSchrijven.nl. His first short-story collection, Intiemer dan seks (2002), won the Charlotte Köhler Stipendium...

Tomasz Różycki

The Polish poet, essayist, and translator Tomasz Różycki was born in 1970 in Opole, Poland. He is the author of seven collections of poems and a long epic...

Roland Rugero

Born in 1986 in Burundi, Roland Rugero grew up in a family where reading was a favorite pastime. He has worked as a journalist in Burundi since 2008. His novels include Les Oniriques and Baho!,...

Michaella Rugwizangoga

Michaella Rugwizangoga is a young Rwandan writer, award-winning poet, spoken word artist, designer and scientist.  She writes and performs in French, English, German, Spanish, and...

Jérôme Ruillier

Jérôme Ruillier was born in 1966 in Madagascar and raised in France. His work has been published by Le Pommier, Biblboquet and Autrement Jeunesse. He lives with his wife and two...

Florent Ruppert

Florent Ruppert was born in Troyes in 1979. His publications include the fanzines Le Journal de l'Aventure (2002), Le Journal de l'Aventure diese 2 (2003), and Del Aventure (2004); and the books...

Oka Rusmini

Oka Rusmini, a Balinese author born in Jakarta in 1967, is a well-known poet, novelist, and short-story author. She has received numerous national awards for her works and is a frequent speaker...

Suzanne Ruta

Suzanne Ruta is the author of To Algeria, with Love (Virago Books, 2011), a translator from French and Spanish, and a rights activist.

Alberto Ruy-Sánchez

Born in Mexico City in 1951, Alberto Ruy Sánchez is the author of books of fiction, essays, and poetry, which have been translated into many languages. He is best known for a series of...

Martin Ryšavý

Martin Ryšavý (b. 1967) is a Czech author, screenwriter, and director. He studied biology at Charles University and screenwriting at the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague,...

Yuri Rytkheu

Born in Uelen, a village in the Chukotka region of Siberia, Yuri Rytkheu has sailed the Bering Sea, worked on Arctic geological expeditions, and hunted whale in Arctic waters, in addition to...
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