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Bedřich Václavek

Bedřich Václavek (1897–1943) was a prominent member of the Czech avant-garde group Devětsil, with a strong interest in Dadaist movements. In 1924, he was editor of the first...

Jyrki Vainonen

Jyrki Vainonen was born in 1963. He works as a translator and lecturer on literary art. He is renowned for his translations into Finnish of works by Seamus Heaney, Jonathan Swift, and William...

Anton Valens

Anton Valens (b. 1964, the Netherlands) trained as a painter at the Rietveld Academy and the Rijksacademie. As a student he worked in home care services in Amsterdam, garnering experiences he...

Russell Scott Valentino

Russell Scott Valentino is professor of Slavic and comparative literature and chair of the Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature at the University of Iowa. He has published a monograph...

François Vallejo

François Vallejo teaches literature in Le Havre. He is the author of seven previous novels, all published with Éditions Viviane Hamy, most of which have won major literary awards:...

Gabriela Vallejo

Gabriela Vallejo Cervantes (Mexico City, 1964) is the author of a novel entitled La verdadera historia del laberinto, published by Ediciones Era (2003). She is presently in a Ph.D. Program on...

Alissa Valles

Alissa Valles is a poet and translator from Russian and Polish. She has worked for the Institute of War Documentation in Amsterdam, where she grew up, and is now working toward a doctorate in...

Thanassis Valtinos

Thanassis Valtinos was born in an Arcadian village in the Peloponnesus in 1932. He first achieved national recognition with the publication of his widely read novellas The Descent of the Nine...

Walter van den Berg

Walter van den Berg (b. 1970, the Netherlands) is a novelist and computer programmer who became one of the first Dutch bloggers. His style is rhythmic and to-the-point, and characterized by cool...

Sanneke van Hassel

Sanneke van Hassel (b. 1971, the Netherlands) is the author of three collections of short stories, IJsregen (Ice Rain, 2005), Witte veder (White Feather, 2007) and Ezels (Donkeys, 2012). Her...

Etienne van Heerden

Etienne van Heerden's books have been published in twelve languages. He studied law, qualified as an attorney and later moved to writing and teaching. He is professor in the School of...

Mensje van Keulen

Mensje van Keulen (b. 1946, the Netherlands) is a writer of novels and short stories. Her 1972 debut, Bleekers zomer (Bleeker’s Summer), is now considered a modern Dutch literary classic....

Vónbjørt Vang

Vónbjørt Vang (1974) was born and raised in the northern town of Klaksvík in the Faroe Islands. She earned her MA in Comparative Literature and Contemporary Cultural Studies...

Hernán Vanoli

Hernán Vanoli (b. 1980) holds a doctorate in sociology from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (with a dissertation on the operation of cultural capital in the small-press literary scene) and,...

Fred Vargas

Fred Vargas was born in Paris in 1957. As well as being a best-selling author in France, she is a historian and archaeologist by training.

David Varno

David Varno is a former Dispatches Editor for Words Without Borders and has contributed to Electric Literature, Tin House, the Brooklyn Rail, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Paste, and other...

Kemal Varol

Kemal Varol was born in Diyarbakır in 1977. He began his literary career as a poet, publishing the poetry collections Yas Yüzükleri, Kin Divanı, Temmuzun On...

Sebastiano Vassalli

Sebastiano Vassalli was born in Genova, Italy, and lives in the province of Novara. He is the author of over twenty books, including La notte della cometa, Sangue e suolo, L'alcova...

Juan Gabriel Vásquez

Juan Gabriel Vasquez is a critically acclaimed Colombian writer, translator, and award-winning author. Educated in Barcelona and in Paris at the Sorbonne, he now teaches in Barcelona, where he...

Manuel Vázquez Montalbán

Manuel Vázquez Montalbán (1939–2003) was one of the best-known and loved Spanish writers of the second half of the twentieth century. A militant socialist, he was imprisoned...

Lawrence Venuti

Lawrence Venuti, professor of English at Temple University, is a translation theorist and historian as well as a translator from Italian, French, and Catalan.  He is the author of The...

Annelies Verbeke

Annelies Verbeke (b. 1976, Belgium) became famous overnight with her successful first novel Slaap! (Sleep!, 2003). Her second novel, Reus (Giant, 2006), and her collection of short stories Groener...

Françoise Vergès

Françoise Vergès received a PhD in Political Science from Berkley, University of California. Her publications include Amarres. Creolisations India-océanes (with Carpanin...

Paul Verhaeghen

Paul Verhaeghen was born in Belgium in 1965. Verhaeghen, a cognitive psychologist and novelist, moved to the United States in 1997, while continuing to publish in his native Dutch. His first...

Vladimir Vertlib

Vladimir Vertlib was born in 1966 in Leningrad (St. Petersburg). In 1971 his family began an immigration odyssey from the Soviet Union to Israel, Austria, Italy, the Netherlands, and the United...

Micheliny Verunschk

Micheliny Verunschk is the author of Geografia Íntima do Deserto (Landy, 2003), O Observador e o Nada (Edições Bagaço, 2003), A Cartografia da Noite (Lumme Editor,...

Berta Vias Mahou

Berta Vias Mahou was born in Madrid in 1961, and studied geography and history (specializing in ancient history). A writer and literary translator, she is the author of three novels—Leo en...

Cecilia Vicuña

Cecilia Vicuña, an artist and poet from Chile, lives in New York and performs her work widely. Her latest book is Instan (Kelsey St. Press, 2002).

Enrique Vila-Matas

Enrique Vila-Matas was born in 1948 in Barcelona. Among his many works are Bartleby y compañía (Bartleby & Co.), which was selected as the best book of the year by French...

Sergio Vilela

A writer and publisher, Sergio Vilela is editorial director of Planeta Publishing Group for the Andes region. His work has appeared in various newspapers and literary magazines,...

Juan Villoro

Juan Villoro (b. 1956) has been Professor of Literature at Mexico’s National University, and Visiting Professor at Yale, Princeton, and the Pompeu Fabra University at Barcelona. He has...

Nikos Violaris

Nikos Violaris was born in Athens in 1985.  He is studying at Athens University in the Department of History and Archaeology.  Two books of his poetry have been published by...

Matéi Visniec

Matéi Visniec (b. 1956) is a multi-award-winning Romanian-born novelist, playwright, poet, and journalist. He has been based in Paris since 1987, where he works as a journalist for Radio...

Cristina Viti

Cristina Viti’s translations include Mariapia Veladiano’s A Life Apart (MacLehose Press 2013), runner-up for the 2015 John Florio Prize; Selected Works Of Dino Campana...

Jorge Volpi

Jorge Volpi is a doctor in law and a teacher of Mexican literature at the UNAM (Autonomous University of Mexico) and holds a PhD in Hispanic Philology from the University of Salamanca. The...

Ornela Vorpsi

Ornela Vorpsi was born in Tirana, Albania, in 1968. She left her home country at the age of 22 for Milan, where she lived for six years before moving on to Paris. She graduated from the...

Alexander Vvedensky

Alexander Vvedensky (1904-41) was the founder of OBERIU, Russia's last avant-garde group, with Daniil Kharms and Nikolai Zabolotsky. After OBERIU folded in 1930, Vvedensky wrote without the...
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