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José Eugenio Sánchez

José Eugenio Sánchez, born 1965, is an award-winning poet from Monterrey, Mexico, whose books include La felicidad es una pistola caliente and Physical graffiti, the latter of...

Ernesto Sábato

Ernesto Sábato was born in Rojas, in the province of Buenos Aires, in 1911. He obtained a doctorate in physics and philosophy from the Universidad de La Plata and worked in the Curie...

Masuri S. N.

Born in 1927 in Singapore, Masuri S. N. (full name Masuri bin Salikun) is a pioneer in modern Malay poetry. A prolific poet, fiction writer, and essayist, as well as a teacher, Masuri also...

Shan Sa

Shan Sa was born in 1972 in Beijing. She left China for France in 1990, studied in Paris, and worked for two years for the painter Balthus. Her two previous novels were awarded the Prix Goncourt...

Guillermo Saavedra

Guillermo Saavedra (Buenos Aires, 1960) is a poet, editor, literary and theater critic, and cultural journalist. His books include the poetry collections Caracol (Último Reino, 1989),...

Carlos Saavedra

Carlos Saavedra is a Colombian photographer born in 1987. He studied photography at Lasalle College in Bogotá and his projects have focused on the different stages of the human life, such...

Alber Sabanoglu

Alber Sabanoglu was born to a Sephardic Jewish family in Izmir, Turkey, and grew up in Istanbul. At eighteen he moved to the US, where he earned an undergraduate degree in history and...

Mario Sabino

Mario Sabino was born in São Paulo in 1962. He is editor-in-chief of Veja, Brazil’s most influential weekly magazine. His second book, the collection of short stories, O...

Vali Ashraf Sabuhi

Vali Ashraf Sabuhi (1905–90) was a writer from an elite Delhi Muslim family. He migrated to Pakistan at its creation in 1947, and spent the rest of his life there. "Sahib-e-alam"...

Mahmoud Saeed

Mahmoud Saeed, a prominent Iraqi novelist, has written more than twenty novels and short story collections. He was imprisoned several times and left Iraq in 1985 after the authorities banned the...

Juan José Saer

Juan José Saer was born in Serodino/Santa Fe in 1937, the son of Arab immigrants. He studied law and philosophy and from 1962 taught at the Santa Fe Instituto de Cinematografía. He...

Abbas Saffari

Abbas Saffari was born in 1951 in Yazd, Iran, and has lived in the U.S. since 1979. While still in high school in Iran, he wrote lyrics for several popular singers, including Farhad's...

Jacques Sagot

Born and raised in Costa Rica, Jacques Sagot is a writer and concert pianist who contributes regularly to Costa Rican newspapers. "The Enigma of Ursa Major" is from his second...

Amina Saïd

Amina Saïd was born in Tunis (Tunisia) in 1953. She has been living in Paris for many years. As well as seventeen collections of poems, including a trilogy (Tombeau pour sept frères,...

Atef Abu Saif

Atef Abu Saif was born in Jabaia refugee camp in the Gaza Strip in 1973. He attended school in Gaza. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Birzeit and a masters' degree from...

Moshe Sakal

Moshe Sakal is the best-selling author of five novels. His work has been translated into French and English. In 2011, his novel Yolanda was shortlisted for the Sapir...

Suzumo Sakurai

Suzumo Sakurai was born in Hokkaido, Japan, in 1968. He held several jobs, including postman, waiter, and meter reader, after his graduation from Meiji Gakuin University with a degree in...

Toni Sala

Toni Sala is the author of over a dozen novels and works of nonfiction. In 2005 he was awarded the National Literature Prize by the Catalan government, and he has also received many other honors...

Tomaž Šalamun

Tomaž Šalamun lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and occasionally teaches in the USA. His recent books translated into English are Woods and Chalices (Harcourt 2008), Poker (Ugly Duckling...

Claudia Salazar Jiménez

Claudia Salazar Jiménez was born in Lima in 1976. She studied literature at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos and holds a PhD in Latin American Literature from...

Alberto Salcedo Ramos

Alberto Salcedo Ramos. Barranquilla, Colombia, 1963. Journalist and writer, author of numerous nonfiction books, including La eterna parranda and El oro y la oscuridad (both published by Aguilar)....

Salima Saleh

Salima Saleh was born in 1942 in Mosul, Iraq. She studied Law in Baghdad and Journalism in Leipzig and now lives in Berlin. She has published three short story collections and one novel.

Rebecca L. Salois

Rebecca L. Salois is a PhD Candidate in the the Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages program at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her research is on the uses of humor in Cuban theater of...

Olivier Salon

Olivier Salon, a writer, mathematician, and actor, has been a member of the Oulipo since 2000. He is a regular participant in Oulipo readings and writing workshops, and has collaborated on several...

Marianna Salzmann

Marianna Salzmann is a freelance writer who lives in Berlin and Istanbul. She studied literature/theater/media at the University of Hildesheim and scenic writing at the Berlin University of the...

Ibrâhim Samûel

Ibrâhim Samûel was born in Damascus, Syria, in 1951. He graduated from the University of Damascus in 1982 with a degree in philosophy and sociology. He has published four collections...

Alonso Sanchez Baute

Alonso Sánchez Baute won the Premio Nacional de Novela de Colombia in 2002 for his debut novel Al diablo la maldita primavera, which was published the following year by Alfaguara and...

Eduardo Sánchez Rugeles

Eduardo Sánchez Rugeles (Caracas, 1977) has published four novels (Blue Label, Libros de El Nacional, 2010; Transilvania Unplugged, Alfaguara, 2011; Liubliana, Ediciones B, 2012; Jezabel,...

Håkan Sandell

Håkan Sandell was born in southern Sweden in 1962 and began publishing at the age of nineteen. His latest collections are Skisser till ett århundrade (Sketches for a Century), 2006,...

Boris Sandler

Boris Sandler (b. 1950) is a prolific and award-winning figure in the contemporary Yiddish arts world, working across genres as a prose writer, poet, journalist, playwright, musician, and...

Peter Sandström

Peter Sandström (b. 1963) is a journalist. His books include Transparente blanche (2014); Till dig som saknas (2012); Gigant (2008); Manuskript för pornografiska...

Yom Sang-seop

Yom Sang-seop was born in 1897 in Seoul, and in 1912, he went to Japan to study. In 1919, he participated in an independence movement against the Japanese, for which he was jailed. He published...

Sim Sangdae

Sim Sangdae was born in Gangneung of Gangwon-do Province, Korea, on January 25, 1960. He made his literary debut in 1990 through the journal Literature of the World. With an aesthetic style rare...

Adrian Sângeorzan

Adrian Sângeorzan was born in 1954 in Bistrita-Nasaud, Romania. He graduated from the University of Cluj medical school in Transylvania and worked as a doctor in Romania until 1990, when...

Rosario Sanmiguel

Rosario Sanmiguel, a native of Manuel Benavides, Chihuahua, Mexico, is the author of a novel, Árboles o apuntes de viaje (PuenteLibre Editores, 2006), and a collection of stories,...

Boualem Sansal

Boualem Sansal was born in Algiers, Algeria, in 1949. Trained as an engineer with a doctorate in economics, he began writing novels at the age of fifty after retiring from his job as a...

Care Santos

Care Santos was born in 1970 in Mataro, a city just north of Barcelona, Spain. She began writing at eight years old, and never wanted to be anything but a writer. At fourteen she won her first...

Davide Sapienza

Photograph: Andre Aschedamini Davide Sapienza, born 1963, is an author, writer and journalist. He started writing books on rock music in the early eighties at the age of twenty. He has had a...

Alejandro Saravia

Alejandro Saravia was born in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and since 1986 has lived in Quebec, where he works as a journalist. His work has appeared in publications across Canada and the United States,...

Igal Sarna

Igal Sarna, born in Tel Aviv, Israel, in 1952, writes feature stories for the daily newspaper Yediot Aharonot. After serving as a tank commander in the Yom Kippur War in 1973, he was one of the...

Joseba Sarrionandia

Joseba Sarrionandia was born in 1958. In 1980 he was awarded the BBK literature prize, and in 1981 published his first poetry collection, Izuen gordelekuetan barna. By then, he had been...

Sehba Sarwar

Sehba Sarwar's first novel Black Wings was published in 2004 (Alhamra Publishing). Her essays, poems and stories largely deal with issues of gender and displacement, and have been published...

Arshia Sattar

Arshia Sattar has a PhD in classical Indian literatures from the University of Chicago. Her translations from Sanskrit, Tales from the Kathasaritsagara and The Ramayana of...

Marjana Savka

Ukrainian poet Marjana Savka is the author of four books of poetry, including Eight Notes from the Blue Angel, translated by Askold Melnyczuk, and Love and War, co-authored with Marianna...

Cok Sawitri

Cok Sawitri, born in Sideman (Bali) in 1968, is a journalist, novelist, playwright, poet, and activist. Her poetry, short stories, essays, and feature articles have appeared in most every major...

Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz

Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz is a professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies and Vice Chair of Humanistic Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He received his BA in Spanish...

Ohsaki Sayaka

Ohsaki Sayaka (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 “badger-like girl that...

Tiziano Scarpa

Tiziano Scarpa was born in Venice in 1963. He is a poet, novelist, playwright and essayist. He has written a number of acclaimed novels including Eyes On the Broiler and Western Kamikaze. His...

Igiaba Scego

Igiaba Scego, born in Rome in 1974 to a family of Somali origins, is a writer and journalist. She holds a PhD in education (on postcolonial subjects) and has done extensive academic work...

Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath

Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath, born in 1958 in the Bronx, grew up in a staunchly Yiddishist home. She studied in the Sholem Aleichem Folkshul 21, and graduated from the Jewish Teachers Seminary with...

Ronald M. Schernikau

Ronald M. Schernikau was born in 1960 in Magdeburg, East Germany and grew up in Hanover, West Germany. After completing his Abitur in 1980, he moved to West Berlin and studied German literature,...

Jessica Schiefauer

Jessica Schiefauer lives in Gothenburg, Sweden, with her husband and son. Her first novel, If You Were Me (2009), was warmly received, and with the August...

Victor Schiferli

Victor Schiferli (b. 1967, the Netherlands) is a writer and poet, and international advisor for fiction at the Dutch Foundation for Literature (www.letterenfonds.nl), supporting the translation of...

Agur Schiff

Agur Schiff was born in Tel Aviv in 1955 and is a graduate of St. Martin's School of Art in London, where he specialized in animation. He won critical acclaim as a filmmaker before turning...

Ewa Schilling

Ewa Schilling was born in 1971 in Olsztyn, Poland and completed a Master's of Engineering in Environmental Protection at Akademia Rolniczo-Techniczna (ART). Her first book, Lustro [The...

Liesl Schillinger

Liesl Schillinger is a New York-based writer whose work appears in the New York Times and a variety of other publications including New York magazine, Vogue, and Slate.

Lawrence Schimel

Born in New York City in 1971, Lawrence Schimel has lived in Madrid since 1999. He writes in both Spanish and English, and has published over 100 titles as author or anthologist, in various genres...

Sophie Schlöndorff

Sophie Schlöndorff is an independent translator, editor, and writer. She has a degree from Yale University and has worked in the fields of publishing, film, art, academia, and international...

Elke Schmitter

Elke Schmitter, born in 1961 in Krefeld, Germany, studied philosophy in Munich. Her novel Mrs. Sartoris has been translated into thirteen languages. In 2002 she published her second novel,...

Samantha Schnee

Samantha Schnee’s translation of Carmen Boullosa's Texas: The Great Theft (Deep Vellum, 2014) was longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award, shortlisted for the PEN...

Noemi Schneider

Born in 1982 in Munich, Noemi Schneider studied at the University of Television and Film Munich, specializing in documentary film directing and television journalism. Since 2008 she has worked as...

Jake Schneider

Jake Schneider is a writer, translator, and New Jersey native. After studying creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College, in 2012 he received a National Endowment for the Arts...

Sebastian Schulman

Sebastian Schulman is a literary translator from Yiddish, Russian, and Esperanto and a PhD candidate in Jewish history at Indiana University. His translations and other writing have appeared in...

Karel Schulz

Karl Schulz (1899-1943) was a poet and critic based primarily in Prague. Though he was an early member of the Czech avant-garde group Devětsil, he was expelled from the Prague chapter in 1924...

Ingo Schulze

Ingo Schulze was born in Dresden in 1962. After receiving an arts degree from the University of Jena (Classical Languages) he worked as a dramaturgist at the State Theater Altenburg in Eastern...

Ros Schwartz

Ros Schwartz is the award-winning translator from French of some seventy-five works of fiction and nonfiction, including the 2010 edition of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Le Petit...

Kevin Schwartz

Kevin Schwartz is a recent Social Science Research Council postdoctoral fellow for Transregional Research and Visiting Scholar at Roshan Institute for Persian Studies at the University of...

Samanta Schweblin

Samanta Schweblin was born in Buenos Aires in 1978. Her first book, the short story collection El núcleo del disturbio, was awarded first prize by El Fondo Nacional de las Artes de...

Gella Schweid-Fishman

Gella Schweid-Fishman is an American-born graduate of the Yiddish schools of the Sholem Aleichem Folk Institute. For fifty years, she has taught Yiddish language, literature, and culture in...

Damion Searls

Damion Searls is a writer and translator, the author of Everything You Say Is True (a travelogue) and five books of translation or co-translation. He has received a Fulbright, an NEA, and a PEN...

Olivia E. Sears

Olivia E. Sears is founder of the Center for the Art of Translation and the journal Two Lines, and she serves on the editorial board of Two Lines Press. Her most recent translations of...

W. G. Sebald

W. G. Sebald was born in Wertach im Allgäu, Germany, in 1944. He studied German language and literature in Freiburg, Switzerland, and Manchester. He taught at the University of East Anglia...

Nazareth Seferian

Nazareth Seferian grew up in India and moved to his homeland of Armenia in 1998, where he has been living ever since. His university education has not been specific to translation studies, but his...

M. Bartley Seigel

M. Bartley Seigel is the author of the poetry collection This Is What They Say (Typecast Publishing) and his writing has appeared in DIAGRAM, Forklift Ohio, H_NGM_N, Lumberyard Magazine,...

Galit Seliktar

Galit Seliktar is the author of two books: Farm 54 (Fanfare/Ponent Mon, 2011), a graphic novel illustrated by Gilad Seliktar, which was nominated for the 2009 Angoulême book...

Gilad Seliktar

Gilad Seliktar is an illustrator and comics artist. He has illustrated a variety of children’s books, and his work regularly appears in Israel's leading daily newspapers and...

Galit Seliktar

Galit Seliktar is the author of two books: Farm 54 (Fanfare/Ponent Mon, 2011), a graphic novel illustrated by Gilad Seliktar, which was nominated for the 2009 Angoulême book...

Gilad Seliktar

Gilad Seliktar is an illustrator and comics artist. He has illustrated a variety of children’s books, and his work regularly appears in Israel's leading daily newspapers and...

Alexander Selin

Alexander Selin was born in 1960 in the little town of Volzhsk on the Volga. He graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics Engineering and worked as a physicist for eight years. During that...

Tereza Semotamová

Tereza Semotamová is a Czech screenwriter, journalist, radio editor, and translator from the German. She holds a degree in screenwriting and German language and literature, and is a regular...

Andrei Sen-Senkov

Andrei Sen-Senkov is Tajikistan born poet living in Moscow, where he works as a doctor. In the U.S. his work has been published in Aufgabe, Interim, Jacket, Zoland, and anthologized in Crossing...

Jean Sénac

Jean Sénac (1926–73) was a Francophone Algerian poet who published a number of poetry collections during his life, including Poèmes Illiaques, Avant-Corps, La Mythe de la...

Marcin Sendecki

Marcin Sendecki (1967, Gdansk) is a poet and a managing editor for the weekly magazine Przekrój. He has published five books of poetry and co-edited the anthology-tribute to Raymond...

Malinda Seneviratne

Malinda Seneviratne is  a sociologist by training who was educated in Sri Lanka and the USA (Harvard University, University of Southern California, and Cornell University) and wandered into...

Zafer Senocak

Zafer Senocak is one of the most innovative German intellectuals and writers (The Encyclopedia of German Literature, 2000). The poem "Woman Babylon" appears in his 1994 book...

Lee Seong-Bok

Lee Seong-Bok has published five books of poetry since his first collection in 1980, including his latest, Ah! Mouthless Things (2003). He is the recipient of the Kim Sooyoung Literary Award and...

Sohrab Sepehri

The poet and painter Sohrab Sepehri was born in 1928 in Kashan, Iran. He worked in several government agencies while pursuing his personal interests in poetry and painting. During these years he...

Francesc Serès

Francesc Serès studied arts, anthropology, and literature. His first book was Els ventres de la terra. Since then he has published L'arbre sense tronc and Una llengua de plom. These...

Emrah Serbes

Emrah Serbes was born in 1981 in Yalova, Turkey. After dropping out of a series of educational institutions, Serbes finally graduated from the theater department of Ankara University. He has...

Enrique Serna

Enrique Serna was born in Mexico in 1959. He studied Spanish Literature and has made a name for himself among readers and critics alike as an author of novels, short stories and essays. In 2000,...

Anna Lidia Vega Serova

Anna Lidia Vega Serova (Leningrad, 1968) has published 14 books, in many different genres, including the short-story collections Catálogo de mascotas, Imperio doméstico, and...

Clemens Setz

Clemens J. Setz was born in 1982 and now lives in Graz, Austria. He won the 2011 Leipzig Book Fair Prize for the short-story collection Die Liebe zur Zeit des Mahlstädter Kindes. His other...

Fabián Severo

Fabián Severo was born in Artigas, Uruguay in 1981. He is the author of three books of poetry including Noite nu Norte and Nós Otros. He is a literature teacher and conducts creative...

Sharmila Seyyid

Sharmila Seyyid is a journalist, poet, writer and activist from Eravur, in Sri Lanka’s Eastern Province. She has been working as a journalist and a writer since 2001, and as an activist for...

Beldan Sezen

Beldan Sezen is a visual storyteller using various conventions of comics and film. In 2008 her animated cartoon From the Diaries of Two Breasts premiered at the Pink Film Days...

Charles Shafaieh

Charles Shafaieh is a writer and editor based in New York City. A regular contributor to the Times Literary Supplement, his work has also appeared in the New York Times Sunday Book...

Elif Shafak

Elif Shafak was born in France in 1971 and spent her childhood in Spain. After studying political science in Turkey, she went on to hold teaching positions in the United Kingdom, Turkey, and the...

Magdy El Shafee

Magdy El Shafee was born in Libya in 1961. He started a comic series for children in Alaa Eddin in 2003 and started publishing strips in El Dostoor in 2005. That year he also launched the first...

Meir Shalev

Meir Shalev was born in 1948 on Nahalal, Israel's first moshav, and is one of Israel's most celebrated novelists. His books have been translated into over twenty languages and have been...

Nawzat Shamdeen

Nawzat Shamdeen was born in Mosul, Iraq, in 1973, and lives in Norway. He has worked as a newspaper, radio, and television editor. He is the author of the novels Half a Moon, The Collapse of a...

Ahmad Shamlou

Ahmad Shamlou (1925-2000) is recognized as one of Iran's greatest modern poets, writing in the new mode of expression pioneered by Nima Yushij. Born into a military family, he spent an...

Scott Shanahan

Born in southeastern Massachusetts, now a long-time resident of New York, Scott Shanahan writes fiction, and translates from Spanish and Catalan. He holds a B.A. in English and Spanish from...

Hermit Tai Shang

If anyone knows anything about Hermit Tai Shang ("The Eminent Hermit"), please contact the translator.

S. Shankar

S. Shankar is Professor and Director of Creative Writing in the Department of English, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. He is a novelist, cultural critic and translator; and his current...

Pooja Shankar

Pooja Shankar was a communications intern at Words Without Borders in Fall 2016. Originally from Bengaluru in India, she completed her MA in English literature at Long Island...

Zhang Shaomin

The poet and writer Zhang Shaomin was born in Hunan Province and works in Beijing in the publishing industry.

Cen Shen

(715-70) was a friend of the illustrious Tang poet Du Fu, and served for some ten years in the northwest frontier. The ninth day of the ninth month (Double Nine, Zhong Yang Jie) is a fall...

Julia Sherwood

Julia Sherwood was born and grew up in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia. After studying in Germany she settled in the UK, working for Amnesty International and Save the Children. Since 2008 she has...

Gao Shi

(702-65) was a beggar turned military secretary. He was a "frontier poet"; served in Central Asia and Tibet.

Su Shi

's (1037-1101) favorite poet was the fourth-century poet Tao Yuanming. He writes, "Neither Cao Zhi, Liu Zhen, Bao Zhao, Xie Lingyun, Li Bai, or Du Fu achieves his stature. . . . This is...

Motoyuki Shibata

Motoyuki Shibata teaches American literature and literary translation at the University of Tokyo. Authors he has translated include Edward Gorey, Paul Auster, Steve Erickson, Steven Millhauser,...

Adania Shibli

Adania Shibli was born in Palestine in 1974. She has been publishing since 1996 in literary magazines in the Arab world and Europe. Shibli has twice been awarded the Young Writer's...

Sara Shilo

Sara Shilo was born in Jerusalem and currently lives in a small town in northern Israel with her family. Her first novel, Shum Gamadim Lo Yavou, was published in 2005.

Shim Bo-Seon

Shim Bo-Seon was born in Seoul in 1970, studied sociology at Seoul National University, and received his PhD from Columbia University. He made his debut in the Chosun Ilbo Annual Spring Literary...

Mikhail Shishkin

Mikhail Shishkin was born in Moscow in 1961. He won the 2000 Booker Prize for his Seizure of Ismael and the 2005 National Bestseller Prize and the 2006 National "Big Book" Prize for...

Evgeny Shklovsky

Evgeny Shklovsky publishes stories regularly in the leading Russian literary journals including Novy Mir and Znamia. Acquarium, a collection of his stories, appeared in 2008. He is also a...

Miriam Shlesinger

Miriam Shlesinger is a practicing translator and interpreter. She has been teaching translation and interpreting (both theory and practice) at Bar Ilan University, Israel, since 1978. Her...

Max Shmookler

Max Shmookler is a doctoral candidate in the department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University, where he is a recipient of a Dean's Fellowship. His work...

David Shook

David Shook is a poet, translator, and filmmaker. His debut collection, Our Obsidian Tongues, has been long-listed for the Dylan Thomas Prize. He has translated many poets from Latin America and...

Earl Shorris

Earl Shorris was a prominent social critic and author. His works include Ofay; The Boots of the Virgin; A Novel of Pancho Villa; The Death of the Great Spirit; The Oppressed Middle: Scenes From...

Sylvia Sasson Shorris

Sylvia Sasson Shorris is the author of Talking Pictures: With the People Who Made Them and co-editor of While Someone Else Is Eating: Poets and Novelists on Reaganism and In the Language of...

Yekhiel Shraybman

Yekhiel Shraybman (1913–2005) has been lauded as one of the late twentieth century’s most prolific and creative stylists in the Yiddish language. Infused with the kolorit, or vibrancy...

Ana María Shua

Ana María Shua has earned a prominent place in contemporary Argentine fiction with the publication of over forty books in nearly every literary genre: novels, short stories, short short...

Mahmoud Shukair

Mahmoud Shukair was born in 1941 in Jerusalem. With a Masters degree in Philosophy and Sociology from Damascus University, he worked for many years as a teacher, journalist and editor-in-chief...

Medoruma Shun

Medoruma Shun (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).

Tanikawa Shuntaro

Tanikawa Shuntarō, born December 15, 1931 in Tokyo, Japan, is a Japanese poet and translator. He is one of the most widely read and highly regarded of living Japanese poets, both in Japan...

Lee Si-Young

Born in Kurye, South Jeolla Province, in 1949, Lee Si-Young (Yi Si-Yeong) began publishing poetry in 1969, beginning with his first volume Manweol (Full moon) in 1976. Ten years passed before a...

Siamanto

Siamanto was born Atom Erjanian in 1878 in the town of Akn (formerly within the Ottoman Empire, now Kemaliye, Turkey). Siamanto, who derived his pen name from a Kurdish epic hero, was educated...

Anja Sicking

Anja Sicking studied clarinet at the Royal Conservatory for music and dance. She went on tour several times with the symphony orchestra the Ricciotti Ensemble, with which she played on the Red...

Yvette Siegert

Yvette Siegert is a poet and literary translator. Recent writing has appeared in Aufgabe, Gulf Coast, St. Petersburg Review, The Literary Review, The White Review, and other places. Forthcoming...

Gnaomi Siemens

Gnaomi Siemens has a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University and is an MFA candidate in poetry and literary translation at Columbia University’s School of the Arts. Her work has...

Magnús Sigurðsson

Magnús Sigurðsson (b. 1984 in Ísafjöður) is an Icelandic poet and translator. His debut was a translation of Ezra Pound’s The Pisan Cantos into Icelandic,...

Ignazio Silone

Ignazio Silone, born Secondino Tranquilli in Pescina dei Marsi (Abruzzi), lost his mother in the local earthquake of 1915. A founding member of the Italian Communist Party, he was expelled in...

Gunter Silva

Gunter Silva studied law and political science at the Universidad Católica de Santa María in Peru and holds a BA in the Arts and Humanities. He is currently completing an MA in...

Carolyn Silveira

Carolyn Silveira is a poet and writer in New York where she teaches, writes, and devises creative strategies for social change. She has served on the staff of the literary journals...

Tina Sim

Tina Sim has been a writer, sub-editor, and features editor for a government body, a mainstream newspaper, and a woman’s magazine. She currently writes for an academic institution:...

Pilar Simó

Pilar Simó (Reus, 1958) has a degree in Hispanic philology. She lives in Boarell and teaches language and literature in Reus. Her story Tempus fugit was published in Premi relatos con...

Paula Simonetti

Paula Simonetti was born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1989. She has a degree in literature from the Universidad de la República in Uruguay and is the author of the poetry collection En la boca...

Khan Mohammad Sind

Khan Mohammad Sind is a poet, prose writer, and journalist based in Kabul.

Marek Šindelka

Marek Šindelka (b. 1984) studied Cultural Studies at Charles University and screenwriting at FAMU. He won the Jiří Orten Prize (best work of prose or poetry by an author thirty...

Arunava Sinha

Arunava Sinha is a translator from India. He translates classic, modern, and contemporary Bengali fiction and nonfiction into English. Thirty of his translations have been published so far....

Shumona Sinha

Shumona Sinha was born in Calcutta in 1973 and moved to Paris in 2001. Her first novel, Fenêtre sur l'abîme, was published in 2008. Her second novel, Assommons les pauvres! (2011),...

K.S. Sivakumaran

K.S. Sivakumaran is a translator with the government, a radio announcer in both Tamil and English, an English teacher in Sri Lanka and abroad, a copy editor, and author of thirty books in Tamil...

Daniel Sixte

Daniel Sixte is an artist based in Lubumbashi, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A member of the collective of comics makers Les Mines Lushoises, he regularly publishes cartoons on his Facebook...

Alexander Skidan

Poet, critic, and translator  was born in Leningrad. His poetry has been translated into English, Estonian, Finish, French, Hebrew, Italian and Swedish. His poetry collections include...

Gordon Slater

Gordon Slater is a freelance writer based in New York City.

Olga Slavnikova

Olga Slavnikova's third novel, The Man Who Couldn't Die, which won her the Apollon Grigoriev Prize and was short-listed for both the Belkin Prize and the National Bestseller Prize, has...

Sheyla Smanioto

Sheyla Smanioto was born in Diadema, Brazil in 1990. She earned her master’s in literary theory and history at the University of Campinas. She now lives in São Paulo. Her...

Paweł Smoleński

Paweł Smoleński  (born 1959) is a foreign correspondent, feature writer and journalist. Since 1989 he has worked for the leading daily newspaper, Gazeta Wyborcza, and before that he...

Olivia Snaije

Olivia Snaije is a journalist and editor based in Paris. The Middle East has been the focus of her work for the past twenty years. She recently co-edited Keep Your Eye on the Wall: Palestinian...

Alexander Snegiryov

Alexander Snegiryov was born in 1980 in Moscow. He has a degree in Political Science but currently works in construction design. He was awarded the Debut Prize for his collected stories Russian...

Stephen Snyder

Stephen Snyder has translated works by Kenzaburo Oe, Ryu Murakami, Miri Yu, and Kafu Nagai, among others. His translation of Natsuo Kirino's Out was nominated for an Edgar Award for best...

Milagros Socorro

Milagros Socorro (Maracaibo, 1960) is a journalist and fiction writer, renowned in Venezuela for her interviews, a genre in which she excels. She won the National Journalism Award in 1999, and...

Hwang Sok-Yong

Hwang Sok-Yong is one of South Korea's most renowned novelists. In 1993 Hwang was sentenced to seven years in prison for an unauthorized trip to North Korea to promote exchange between the...

Liu Sola

Liu Sola (b. 1955) is a composer, a highly individualistic vocalist, and a major contemporary fiction writer. She created the first Chinese rock opera, Blue Sky Green Sea, with a libretto based...

Teresa Solana

Teresa Solana has a degree in Philosophy from the University of Barcelona where she also studied Classics. A translator from French and English, she directed the Spanish National...

Andrés Felipe Solano

Andrés Felipe Solano, born in Bogotá (1977), has published the novel Sálvame, Joe Louis, and has worked as features editor for SoHo Magazine. In 2007, he lived in Medellin,...

Martín Solares

Martín Solares was born in the port of Tampico, Mexico, in 1970, and is now based in Paris, where he is currently completing his doctorate at the Sorbonne. The recipient of the 1998...

Judith Sollosy

Judith Sollosy is the translator of contemporary Hungarian authors Péter Esterházy, Mihály Kornis, Lajos Parti Nagy, and István Örkény. She is senior...

Milena Solot

Milena Solot Rubio was born in Mexico City and now lives in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato. She has published works in the magazines Suelta, Big-Sur, El Búho, Siempre, and Luna...

Asef Soltanzadeh

Mohammad Asef Soltanzadeh is a novelist and short-story writer. He was born 1964 in Kabul and in 1985 he migrated to Pakistan and later to Iran. When the deportation of Afghan refugees began in...

Piotr Sommer

Piotr Sommer (b. 1948) is the author of twelve books of poetry, including Czynnik liryczny (1986, Lyric Factor), Nowe stosunki wyrazów (1997, New Relations of Words),  Rano na ziemi...

Pu Song-ling

Pu Song-ling, a Qing dynasty writer, was born in Shandong province. His most famous work is the Liaozhai Zhiyi (Strange (Historical) Stories from a Studio for Leisurely Conversations), a...

María Sonia Cristoff

Maria Sonia Cristoff (Trelew, Patagonia, 1965) teaches Creative Writing at the Escuela de Escritores branch of the University of Buenos Aires. Her literary works and criticism have been...

Göran Sonnevi

Born in 1939, Goran Sonnevi is one of the leading poets and translators of Sweden. Trained as a librarian, he has dedicated his life to poetry and has written fifteen books. In 1983 he received...

Triin Soomets

Born in Tallin in 1969, Triin Soomets is the author of thirteen books, most recently Hea ja kurja jutud (Stories of Good and Evil). Her work has been widely anthologized and translated into...

Vladimir Sorokin

Vladimir Sorokin was born in a small town outside of Moscow in 1955. He trained as an engineer at the Moscow Institute of Oil and Gas, but turned to art and writing, becoming a major presence in...

Fernando Sorrentino

Fernando Sorrentino, born in Buenos Aires in 1942, was a great admirer of Borges. He published--first in Spanish, then in English in Clark Zlotchew's English translation--what is considered...

Andrzej Sosnowski

Andrzej Sosnowski (b.1959, Warsaw) is a poet, translator and essayist, as well a lecturer in American literature at Warsaw University and an editor at the monthly Literatura na Swiecie. He has...

Ersi Sotiropoulos

Ersi Sotiropoulos, who was born in Patra and now lives in Athens, is the author of ten works of fiction and a book of poetry. Her novel Zigzag through the Bitter Orange Trees (Peter Green's...

Petra Soukupová

Petra Soukupová (b. 1982) studied screenwriting at the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague. From 2008 to 2010 she wrote for the Czech sitcom Comeback, and since 2011 she has been...

Jethro Soutar

Jethro Soutar is an English writer and a translator of Spanish and Portuguese. His translation of Hotel Brasil, by Frei Betto, was published in March 2014 by Bitter Lemon Press, and his...

Sevgi Soysal

Sevgi Soysal was born in Istanbul in 1936. She grew up in Ankara with her father, an architect-bureaucrat originally from Salonica, and her German mother. She studied archaeology in Ankara,...

Natali Spasova

Natali Spasova was born in 1989 in Skopje. She graduated from the University of Tourism and Management in Skopje and earned a masters degree in rural tourism management from the MIT University,...

Graciela Speranza

Graciela Speranza was born in Buenos Aires in 1957. She is a translator and professor of Argentine literature at the University of Buenos Aires. She has published several books of conversations...

Burkhard Spinnen

Burkhard Spinnen was born in Mönchengladbach in 1956 and lives as a writer in Münster. He has received many awards for his work, among them the aspekte Literature Award, the...

Lize Spit

Lize Spit (1988) lives in Brussels. She writes scenarios, prose, and poetry and has been published in several literary magazines. She teaches writing at the LUCA School of the Arts in...

DJ Spooky

Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, is a conceptual artist, writer, and musician working in New York. His written work has appeared in The Village Voice, The Source, Artforum, Raygun, Rap Pages,...

Salah Stétié

Salah Stétié, born in Beirut in 1929, resident in France for decades and former Ambassador of Lebanon to France, is one of the best-known Lebanese poets writing in French, and...

Liza St. James

Liza St. James is a contributing editor at Tunica Magazine and the fiction editor of Columbia: A Journal. She has taught with the Prison University Project and currently teaches in the...

Elettra Stamboulis

Elettra Stamboulis was born in 1969 in Bologna, Italy. She is a curator and comic writer based in Ravenna, Italy. She has curated exhibitions of works by Marjane Satrapi, Joe Sacco, Zograf, nal...

Saša Stanišiç

Saša Stanišić was born in Višegrad, Bosnia. In 1992, his family escaped the war and came to Germany. He has authored a novel, several audioplays, short stories, poems,...

Domenico Starnone

Born near Naples in 1943, Domenico Starnone is a writer, screenwriter, and journalist. He started out as a teacher, and several of his books are satirical takes on the world of education, both...

Luan Starova

Luan Starova was born on the 14th of August, 1941 in Pogradec. He left Albania with his family and settled in Skopje (in what was then the Socialist Republic of Macedonia, one of the constituent...

Andrzej Stasiuk

Andrzej Stasiuk (born 1960) writes fiction, poetry, and occasional literary criticism, and is co-owner of a small but lively publishing firm called Czarne. His most recent publications in English...

Fabio Stassi

Fabio Stassi lives in Vietrbo and works as a librarian in Rome. He is the author of three novels and an encyclopedia of famous literary characters (forthcoming 2010 from minimum fax).

Ilan Stavans

Ilan Stavans, publisher of Restless Books, is the Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College. His books include Spanglish, On Borrowed...

Elke R. Steiner

Elke R. Steiner is a comic book artist and illustrator. Born in 1971 in Bremen, she studied arts and visual communication in Münster/ Westfalen. Since 2000 she has lived and...

Darryl Sterk

Darryl Sterk is a Taipei-based Canadian translator, teacher, and scholar. As a translator he started out as a semiconductor and reinforced concrete freelancer, and he has in the past five years...

Mario Rigoni Stern

As his friend and fellow storyteller, Primo Levi once wrote, "that Mario Rigoni Stern exists has something of the miraculous about it . . . and it is equally miraculous that Rigoni is what he is,...

Laila Stien

Laila Stien is one of Norway's most distinguished short-story writers. She has published the collections Veranda med sol (Veranda with Sun, 2003), Hjem til jul (Home for Christmas, 2010),...

Spomenka Štimec

Spomenka Štimec is a leading figure in the small but vibrant world of Esperanto literature. Active in Esperanto culture since her youth, she has authored dozens of works in Esperanto...

Peter Stonelake

Peter Stonelake, born in London in 1975, works mainly as an editor, proofreader, and translator in Montenegro. He completed an MS in Civil Engineering in 1998 and went on to work for a...

Meg Storey

Meg Storey is an editor with Tin House Books. 

Olya Stoyanova

Olya Stoyanova was born in 1977 in Sofia, Bulgaria. She graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication from Sofia University, where she is now a PhD candidate. She is the author of...

Geoffrey Strachan

Geoffey Strachan has translated works from French and German in a wide variety of fields, including stories and verse for children, seventeenth-century science fiction (Other Worlds by Cyrano de...

Marjan Strojan

Marjan Strojan was born in 1949 in Slovenia; he has published six volumes of poetry and many translations, among them Beowulf, Paradise Lost and a selection of Robert Frost's poetry. His...

Drake Stutesman

Drake Stutesman is a radical literary novelist, a non fiction writer and the editor of Framework The Journal of Cinema and Media. She holds a University of Sussex PhD on the experimental writing...

Arnoldo Gálvez Suárez

Arnoldo Gálvez Suárez is a writer, journalist, and university professor born in Guatemala City in 1982. In 2013, he published the story collection La Palabra Cementerio (Punto de...

Alawiyya Subuh

Alawiyya Subuh is a Lebanese novelist and journalist residing in Beirut. Subuh is the author of The Slumber of Days (1986) and Maryam of the Stories (2002), and acts as chief editor of the...

Bettina Suleiman

Bettina Suleiman, born in Dessau in 1978, published her debut novel, Auswilderung, with Suhrkamp Verlag, Berlin, in 2014. Her essays and short stories have appeared in Die Zeit and the...

Kim Sung-min

Kim Sung-min defected in 1998. He served in the North Korean military until his escape.

Jeon Sungtae

Jeon Sungtae was born in 1969 in South Korea. He studied creative writing at Chung-Ang University and started his career in 1994 by winning the Silcheonmunhak New Writer’s Award. His...

Shimo Suntila

Shimo Suntila (b. 1973) set out to become a writer in the beginning of 2012. He challenged himself to write one drabble (a story of exactly 100 words) every day for an entire year, and succeeded....

Avrom Sutzkever

Avrom Sutzkever was the greatest Jewish poet of his time. He spent his childhood in Siberia and emerged as a writer in the youthful literary flowering of Jewish Vilna. As poet and Jew in the...

Lyn Swe Aye

Lyn Swe Aye, M.D., was born in Burma (Myanmar ) and currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. His translations of Burmese poems have appeared in several anthologies, including  Poet...

Marcin Swietlicki

Marcin Swietlicki (1961) is the author of uncounted and infamous books of poetry. He lives in Krakow and collaborates with the musical group Swietliki.

Anwara Syed Haq

Anwara Syed Haq is a Bangladeshi short story writer and novelist. She has received several awards and honors, including the Ananya Prize, awarded by Ananya magazine to...

Mona Sylviana

Mona Sylviana was born in 1972 in Bandung, West Java. After graduating from the Faculty of Communications at the University of Pajajaran, she spent a considerable time at the Arts, Literature,...

Witold Szablowski

Witold Szabłowski (born 1980) is an award-winning journalist and writer, specializing in Turkish affairs. His book of reportage on Turkey, The Assassin from Apricot City, won the Beata...

Magda Szécsi

Magda Szécsi was born in Komádi, near the Romanian border. An artist and writer, she has been freelancing since 1988. She has written several books for children and is a prolific...

Noémi Szécsi

Noémi Szécsi (b. 1976) is the author of four books, two novels, and two semi-documentaries. Her debut novel, Finno-Ugrian Vampire (Finnugor vámpír, 2002), a satiric...

Janusz Szuber

Janusz Szuber (1948) made a late poetic debut in 1995; he has published seventeen volumes of poetry, many of them in his home town of Sanok, as well as essays and columns. He has been the...

Katarzyna Szuster

Katarzyna Szuster holds an MA in English philology from the University of Łódź, where she also completed postgraduate studies in publishing studies. Her poems and translations...

Monika Szydłowska

Monika Szydlowska was born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1983 and received an MA at the University of Fine Art in Poznan in 2011. Since 2013, she has lived in Edinburgh, where she conducts art...

Inga Sætre

Inga Sætre (b. 1978) is an animator and attends Oslo National Academy of the Arts. She is best known for the comic series Møkkajentene, and for her graphic...

Żanna Słoniowska

Żanna Słoniowska was born in 1978 in Lviv and is a journalist and translator. She now lives in Kraków. She is the first winner of the Znak Publishers' Best New Book of the...
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