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Galaktion Tabidze

Galaktion Tabidze (1891 or 1892–1959) was granted the prestigious title of íPeople's Poet of Georgia in 1933, and he is affectionately known by Georgians by the nickname...

Rocio Tábora

Rocio Tábora is a Honduran writer and public policy specialist. She holds a BA in social psychology from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras, an MA in social...

Amir Tag Elsir

Amir Tag Elsir is a Sudanese writer born in the north of Sudan in 1960 who currently lives in Doha, Qatar.  He has published two biographies, a poetry collection, and ten novels. He studied...

Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was the youngest son of Debendranath Tagore, a leader of the Brahmo Samaj, which was a new religious sect in nineteenth-century Bengal and which attempted a...

Abdellah Taïa

Abdellah Taïa was born in Rabat, Morocco, in 1973. He is the first Moroccan and Arab writer to publicly declare his homosexuality. Editions du Seuil has published five of his books,...

Zakariya Tamer

Zakariya Tamer, an influential master of the Arabic-language short story, was born in Damascus, Syria, in 1931. His formal schooling was abbreviated and he is largely an autodidact. His works...

Petri Tamminen

Petri Tamminen (b. 1966) is a Finnish author and former freelance journalist. His debut work, Lives (Elämiä), was published in 1994, and since then Tamminen has become known as...

Dan Feng Tan

Dan Feng Tan is active in the regional language, translation, and publishing sectors. He began working as an English-Chinese translator in 1993. He chairs the annual Singapore International...

Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar

Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar (1901-62) has been called the most important Turkish novelist of the twentieth century. Born in Istanbul, he traveled widely in Anatolia before returning in 1919, after the...

Hervé Tanquerelle

Born in 1972, Nantes native Hervé Tanquerelle is a bright artistic talent of the current French comics scene. Right from his first book, The Ballad of the Little Hanged Man...

Naz Tansel

Naz Tansel (1990) is an artist based in İstanbul. She holds a degree in painting from the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. Since 2008 her work has been exhibited in many mixed exhibitions...

Sony Labou Tansi

Sony Labou Tansi (1947–95) was a Congolese novelist, poet, and dramatist, and a member of the African avant-garde. He was born in Kimwanza, Zaire, and in 1971 was appointed to teach French...

Sándor Tar

Sándor Tar was born in the small southern town of Hajdúsámson in 1941. Though he worked most of his life in a factory as a toolmaker, he began publishing as a samizdat...

Goli Taraghi

Goli Taraghi was born in Tehran. She began her writing career with a collection of short stories entitled I Am Che Guevara Too in 1969. Her first novel, Winter Sleep, was published in 1973 and has...

Ekaterina Taratuta

Ekaterina Taratuta is a philosopher and the author of numerous works of fiction, including One Hundred and One Minutes (2007), The General Hygiene of Dr. Andreas (forthcoming), and Fishes and...

Deniz Tarsus

Deniz Tarsus was born in the mountain village of Bodrum in 1987 and studied film at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. She works as a commercial, documentary, and music video director. Her fiction...

Yoshihiro Tatsumi

Born in Osaka, Japan, in 1935, Yoshihiro Tatsumi began writing and drawing comics for a sophisticated adult readership in a realistic style he called "Gekiga." He has influenced...

Dimitri Tavadze

Dimitri Tavadze (1911-1990) was a Georgian artist and scenographer. He illustrated over 150 plays in twenty different theaters, including the 1954 production of John Fletcher and Philip...

Ana Paula Tavares

Ana Paula Ribeiro Tavares was born in 1952 in Lubango, in the province of Huíla in the south of Angola. After primary and secondary school, she studied history at the local college and...

Gonçalo M. Tavares

Gonçalo M. Tavares was born in 1970 and spent his childhood in Aveiro in northern Portugal. In 2005, Tavares won the Saramago Prize for young writers under thirty-five for his novel...

Yoko Tawada

Called “magnificently strange” by The New Yorker and frequently compared to Kafka, Pynchon, and Murakami, Yoko Tawada (b. 1960) is one of the most creative,...

Sakumi Tayama

Sakumi Tayama was born in Miyazaki Prefecture in southern Japan in 1966 but moved to the northernmost prefecture of Japan, Hokkaido, at the age of three.  After studying English literature...

Eva Taylor

Eva Taylor writes poetry and prose in German and Italian. In 2015 she published the novel Carta da zucchero, which received the 2014 InediTo Prize for unpublished novels and the...

Aigerim Tazhi

Aigerim Tazhi’s debut book of poetry, “БОГ-О-СЛОВ” (“THEO-LOG-IAN”), was published in 2003. She received numerous...

Latife Tekin

Latife Tekin was born in 1957. In the first novel she published, Sevgili Arsiz Olum (Dear Shameless Death, 1983), Tekin told the story of a family which had to migrate to the big city and the...

Edgard Telles Ribeiro

Edgard Telles Ribeiro is an award-winning Brazilian author of eight novels and three short-story collections. His latest novel, His Own Man, won the Brazilian PEN Prize for Best Novel (2011)...

Ece Temelkuran

Ece Temelkuran was born in Izmir, Turkey, in 1973. She began a career as a journalist in 1993, and has prepared reports on the feminist movement, political prisoners and the Kurdish issue. Her...

Georgi Tenev

The novel Party Headquarters (Altera, 2006) brought Georgi Tenev his first serious recognition, winning the VIC Bulgarian Novel of the Year Award (2007). The novel came out in Spanish from the...

Habib Tengour

Habib Tengour was born in 1947 in Mostaganem, Eastern Algeria, and raised on the Arab and Berber voices of marketplace storytellers. He has lived most of his life between Algeria and Paris....

Victor Terán

Victor Terán was born in Juchitán, Oaxaca, in 1958. He has received recognition and a grant from FONACULTA (National Foundation for Art and Culture). Carlos Montemayor, the critic,...

Magali Tercero

Magali Tercero is a journalist in Mexico City. She is the author of the books Cuando llegaron los bárbaros . . . Vida cotidiana y narcotráfico (2011); San Judas Tadeo,...

Peter Terrin

Peter Terrin (b. 1968, Belgium) made his debut with the short-story collection De code (The Code, 1998) and has since published five novels. His 2009 novel De bewaker (The Guard, published by...

Hubert Tézenas

Hubert Tézenas was born in Paris in 1962. After a chaotic period of study (three years at the École Normale Sup and three months at Sciences Po in Paris), he abruptly gave up...

Osamu Tezuka

Osamu Tezuka (1928–89) is the god of Japanese manga comics. He originally intended to become a doctor and earned his degree before turning to what was still then considered a frivolous...

Cristovão Tezza

Born in Lages, Santa Catarina, in 1952, Cristovão Tezza is one of the great writers from Curitiba, a city in the south of Brazil where he has lived since he was a boy. A university...

Maung Tha Noe

Maung Tha Noe is well-known for introducing modern poetry into Burmese literature circles in the 1960s. He is one of the most prolific translators both into and from Burmese.

Manjushree Thapa

Manjushree Thapa is the author of seven books of fiction and nonfiction about Nepal, and a literary translator. Her translation of the work of 49 Nepali writers was published in The Country...

Ivan Thays

Iván Thays (Lima, 1968) has written the story collection Las fotografías de Frances Farmer (Pedernal, 1992) and the novels Escena de caza (Santo Oficio, 1995), El viaje interior...

Peter Theroux

Peter Theroux is the translator of a dozen books from Arabic, including Abdelrahman Munif's Cities of Salt trilogy, Naguib Mahfouz's Children of the Alley, and Emile Habiby's Saraya...

Kim Thuy

Born in Saigon, Kim Thúy was ten years old when she arrived in Quebec and saw snow for the first time. Seamstress, interpreter, lawyer, restaurateur, TV guest chef—all were preludes...

Đỗ Bích Thúy

Đỗ Bích Thúy was born in 1974 in Ha Giang, Viet Nam.  After graduating from the Academy of Journalism and Communication in 1997, she wrote for the Army Literature and...

Jeremy Tiang

Jeremy Tiang has translated more than ten books from Chinese, including novels by Zhang Yueran, Yeng Pway Ngon, and Chan Ho-Kei, and has been awarded a PEN/ Heim Grant, an NEA Literary Translation...

Karin Tidbeck

Karin Tidbeck lives in Malmö, Sweden, where she works as a creative writing teacher and freelance writer, specializing in transmedia and interactive storytelling. Her short fiction has...

Uwe Timm

Uwe Timm was born in Hamburg in 1940. He is the co-founder of AutorenEdition and served as editor from 1972 to 1982. Timm also co-published the literary journal Literarische Hefte....

Umar Timol

Umar Timol is the author of three collections of poetry, La Parole Testament, Sang, and Vagabondages, published by Editions l'Harmattan. He contributed to numerous anthologies in Mauritius...

Eugeniusz Tkaczyszyn-Dycki

Eugeniusz Tkaczyszyn-Dycki (b. 1962) studied in Lublin and worked as a schoolteacher; he has published numerous books of poetry, among them a selected poems called Kamien Pelen Pokarmu (Stone...

Cyprienne Toazara

Cyprienne Toazara grew up speaking colonial French in the northeast of Madagascar. She works as a French instructor, in addition to her numerous writing publications. One of her short-story...

Stefan Tobler

Stefan Tobler is the founder of And Other Stories, the publisher who launched Deborah Levy’s Man Booker Prize shortlisted Swimming Home and Carlos Gamerro’s acclaimed The Islands,...

Olga Tokarczuk

Olga Tokarczuk (b. 1962) is one of the most popular contemporary writers in Poland. By training a psychologist, she is based in Wałbrzych. She has on multiple occasions won the Reader's...

Kristín Svava Tómasdóttir

Krístin Svava Tómasdóttir (b.1985 in Reykjavík) has published two books of poetry, Blótgælur  (2007) and Skrælingjasýningin (2011). Her...

Boyd Tonkin

Boyd Tonkin is the literary editor of the Independent.

Jáchym Topol

Jáchym Topol was born in Prague in 1962. His first novel, Sestra (1994, Atlantis), was the only post-1989 work named one of the best 100 Czech books of the 20th century. The...

Carles Torner

Carles Torner (Barcelona, 1963) has published several books of poetry in Catalan, the most recent one being La núvia d'Europa (Europe's bride, 2009). In 1998 he was awarded the...

Mónica de la Torre

Mónica de la Torre is coeditor of Reversible Monuments: Contemporary Mexican Poetry (Copper Canyon Press). Her full-length poetry collections include Public Domain (2008) and Talk Shows (2007)....

Ana Teresa Torres

Ana Teresa Torres (Caracas, 1945), a psychologist and analyst, began publishing in 1984. Since then she has caught the attention of a widening audience in the local literary scene and beyond....

Yalçın Tosun

Born in Ankara, in 1977, Yalçın Tosun teaches law at İstanbul Bilgi University. His first story collection, Anne, Baba ve Diğer Ölümcül Şeyler (Mom, Dad...

Fadwa Touqan

Fadwa Touqan, one of the most distinguished figures of modern Arabic literature, died in December 2003, at the height of the second Palestinian intifada, when her ancestral hometown of Nablus...

Jean-Philippe Toussaint

Jean-Philippe Toussaint, born in 1957, is a prominent Belgian writer and filmmaker. He rose to fame in 1985, at the age of twenty-eight, with his first novel, La Salle de bain (The Bathroom),...

Tomas Tranströmer

Born in Stockholm in 1931, Tomas Tranströmer worked as a psychologist for juvenile offenders for many years. His books of poetry include The Great Enigma: New Collected Poems (New...

Suzana Tratnik

Suzana Tratnik (1963) is a writer, translator, publicist and sociologist with an MA in Gender Anthropology. She has published six short-story collections Below Zero, In One's Own Backyard,...

Ranko Trifković

Ranko Trifković was born in Belgrade, Serbia, in 1974. He has worked with many magazines, newspapers, and Web sites as a contributor, writer, PR manager, and editor. He is the author of a...

Vlado Trifonov

Vlado Trifonov is a Bulgarian journalist, writer, and documentary filmmaker. He writes film, television, and theater criticism for Bulgarian and foreign language journals, and has made many...

Dragana Tripković

Dragana Tripković is a poet and playwright. She was born in 1984 in Montenegro, and earned a degree in dramaturgy from the Faculty of Performing Arts at the University of...

Lewis Trondheim

Lewis Trondheim was born in 1964. In 1990, he was one of the founding members of L'Association, which publishes some of the top European comic artists. The prolific Trondheim has published...

Troub's

Troub's was born in 1969, in Pessac. He studied fine arts in Toulouse and d' Angouleme. He lives in the Dordogne and travels widely. A contemplative artist, in love with nature and...

Évelyne Trouillot

Évelyne Trouillot lives in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and teaches in the French department at the State University. She published her first book of short stories in 1996. In 2004 Trouillot...

Lyonel Trouillot

Born in Port-au-Prince, where he still lives, in 1956, Lyonel Trouillot left Haiti for the United States to escape the repression under Jean-Claude Duvalier in the early 1980s. Fascinated by...

Sylvain Trudel

Sylvain Trudel is a Quebecois writer born in Montreal in 1963. After studying science and cinema, he has devoted himself to writing full-time since 1985. He is the author of six novels for...

David Trueba

David Trueba is the director of Soldados de Salamina (Soldiers of Salamina, 2003), Obra maestra (Masterpiece, 2000), and La Buena vida (The Good Life, 1996.

Marco Truzzi

Marco Truzzi was born in 1975 in Correggio, Italy. His debut novel, Non ci sono pesci rossi nelle pozzanghere (Goldfish Don't Live In Puddles) (Instar), was awarded the Rhegium Julii...

Pema Tseden

Born in Trika, Amdo (Guide County, Qinghai Province), to a nomadic family, Pema Tseden is the leading Tibetan filmmaker. His films The Silent Holy Stones, The Search, Old...

Dumitru Tsepeneag

Dumitru Tsepeneag (born 14 February 1937) was a leading member and theorist of the Romanian "oneiricist" group in the late 1960s and early 70s, before the communist regime suppressed the...

Arn Tseytlin

Arn Tseytlin (Aaron Zeitlin), a poet, playwright, journalist and essayist in Hebrew and Yiddish, was born in 1898 or 1899 in White Russia. He was a member of a renowned literary family which...

Yūko Tsushima

Yūko Tsushima (津島佑子; 1947–2016) began publishing novels, short stories, and essays in the early 1970s. The daughter of one of the foremost...

Marina Tsvetaeva

Marina Tsvetaeva is widely acknowledged by critics and by Russian readers as a leading Russian poet of the twentieth century. Rainer Maria Rilke wrote to Tsvetaeva in 1926: "You, poet, do...

Filippo Tuena

Filippo Tuena was born in Rome in 1953 and lives in Milan. He studied art history and published his first novel, Lo sguardo della paura, in 1991. He was awarded the Grinzane-Cavour Prize in 2000...

Magdalena Tulli

No one since the fall of Communism has created as much of a sensation in Central and Eastern European literature as Magdalena Tulli. Dreams and Stones (1995), her first novel, won Poland's...

Angus Turvill

Angus Turvill is based in the UK. His translations include work by Ekuni Kaori, Mukoda Kuniko, Ikezawa Natsuki, Dazai Osamu, Shigematsu Kiyoshi, Matsuda Aoko, and Inoue Hisashi. He has won...

Antti Tuuri

Antti Tuuri (b. 1944) earned a degree in graphic engineering in 1972. He then worked as a technical director, a managing director, and a development director for many printing companies. Since...

James Tweedie

James Tweedie lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland, and is represented by Compass Gallery, Glasgow and Thompsons Gallery, London.

Hilda Twongyeirwe

Hilda Twongyeirwe, born in Kacerere near Lake Bunyonyi, is a mother of three. For ten years, she taught English language and literature in secondary school before she retired to...

J. A. Tyler

J. A. Tyler’s interviews and reviews have appeared most recently with Bomb, The Nervous Breakdown, and The Rumpus. His fiction has been widely published as well and...

Tristan Tzara

Born Samuel Rosenstock in 1896 in Moineşti, Romania, Tristan Tzara is mainly known as a co-founder—together with Marcel Iancu, Hugo Ball, Hans Arp and Richard Huelsenbeck—and main...
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