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Abdourahman A. Waberi

Abdourahman Waberi is a novelist, essayist, poet, and short-story writer. He was born in Djibouti in 1965. Waberi's works include The Land without Shadows, Transit, and In the...

Laila Wadia

Lily-Amber Laila Wadia is a novelist, playwright and poet, born in India and living in Italy where she works at the University of Trieste. Her publications include: Il burattinaio e altre storie...

Richard Wagner

Born in 1952 in Lowrin, a village in the Romanian province of Banat, Richard Wagner, a member of the German-speaking minority of the Banater Schwaben, studied German and Romanian literature...

Najem Wali

Najem Wali was born in al-Amara, Iraq, in 1956, and earned a degree in German literature from Baghdad University in 1978.  In 1980 he left Iraq and settled in Hamburg, where he earned an...

Ken Walibora

Ken Walibora is an assistant professor in the Department of African Languages and Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests include world literature, comparative...

Rodolfo Walsh

Rodolfo Walsh is one of the most important Argentinean writers of the second half of the twentieth century. He is considered a canonical writer in Argentina and elsewhere in Latin America, where...

Shen Wan-ting

Shen Wan-ting is a playwright and puppeteer from Taiwan. She graduated from the Department of Drama Creation and Application at the National University of Tainan and is studying scriptwriting at...

Jenny Wang Medina

Jenny Wang Medina is a translator and PhD candidate in East Asian languages and cultures at Columbia University in New York City. Her dissertation examines the reinvention of Korean culture in the...

Randi Ward

Randi Ward (1982) is a writer, translator, lyricist and photographer from West Virginia. She earned her MA in Cultural Studies from the University of the Faroe Islands in 2007. Her work...

Charles Waugh

Charles Waugh lives in the small mountain town of Logan, Utah, where he teaches at Utah State University. With Nguyen Lien and Van Gia, he is the co-editor and co-translator of Wild...

Peter Weber

Peter Weber is a Swiss novelist and musician. Born in 1968 in Wattwill, Switzerland, he has lived in Zurich for many years, although he travels frequently and spent most of 2008-9 in...

Wang Wei

Wang Wei (701-61) may be China's most immediately appealing poet, and historically he was no less revered as a painter. Rather than rendering a realistic image of a landscape, Wang is...

Zhang Wei

Born in 1956 in the small seaside town of Longkou, Shangdong Province, in Mainland China, Zhang Wei spent his early years in a forested area in Shangdong Province. Much under the influence of...

Wei Tsung-cheng

Wei Tsung-cheng (b. 1982) is a Taiwanese manga artist whose most recent work, Ma Huang Jiang Lin (King-Ma Has Come), epitomizes the best of kuso, a product of the Asian Internet subculture where...

Zhang Wei

(720-70) was a minor official.

Wang Wei (JM to Review and Delete)

(701-61) was one of the great masters of poetry, calligraphy, painting, and music, and a devout Buddhist.

Su Wei-chen

Su Wei-chen is the author of more than a dozen volumes of fiction and nonfiction, including Faded Youth (1981), Old Love (1985), The Magic...

Gabriela Wiener

Gabriela Wiener (Lima, 1975) is author of the collections of crônicas Sexografías, Nueve Lunas, and Mozart, la iguana con priapismo y otras historias. Her...

Harald Weinrich

Born in 1927, Harald Weinrich is a German essayist, poet, linguist, and literary scholar. He is professor emeritus of Romance Literature at the College de France and has also held chairs and...

Cui Weiping

Cui Weiping is a Beijing-based freelance writer, translator, movie critic, and political essayist.  Her books include Prior to Justice (2005), The Narratives of our Time (2008), Thoughts...

Tomáš Weiss

Tomáš Weiss, born in 1966 in Prague, is a publisher and translator from Slovak. In 1998 he edited the volume Beaty, bigbeaty, breakbeaty: průvodce moderní hudbou 90. let,...

Mark Weiss

Poet and translator Mark Weiss was born in New York in 1943. Since publishing his first poetry collection in 1976, he has since co-edited the anthology Across the Line / Al otro lado: The Poetry...

Zhu Wen

Born in Fujian (South China) in 1967, Zhu Wen graduated from Nanjing University in 1989. From 1989 to 1994 he worked as an engineer in a thermal power plant, during which time he began writing...

Kjell Westö

Kjell Westö was born in 1961. He is the author of the novels Där vi en gång gått (Where We Used to Wander, 2006), Lang (2002), Vådan av att vara Skrake (The Curse of...

Jarek Westermark

Jarek Westermark has a law degree and works as a translator. He debuted in 2016  with a collection of short stories, Stories I’ve Written. He also writes poetry, performs at poetry...

Tom Whalen

Tom Whalen's fiction has appeared in Agni, Chicago Review, Fiction International, The Idaho Review, The Iowa Review, Green Mountains Review, The Literary Review, Ploughshares, The Quarterly,...

Christopher Whyte

Christopher Whyte was born and raised in Glasgow and lived in Italy from 1973 to 1985. He has published two books of poetry in Scottish Gaelic, a language he taught himself, as well as four...

Anders Widmark

Anders Widmark (1973 - ) lives in Stockholm, Sweden. He is a PhD candidate at Uppsala University, Department of Linguistics and Philology. Besides teaching Persian and translating...

Adam Wiedemann

Adam Wiedemann (1967) is a poet, prose writer and music critic, as well as an editor of the Krakow-based monthly Studium. He has published five books of poetry; his most recent collection,...

Nachoem M. Wijnberg

Nachoem M. Wijnberg is one of the Netherlands' preeminent living poets. His debut De simulatie van de schepping (The Simulation of Creation, 1989) was nominated for the Buddingh' Prize,...

J. Rodolfo Wilcock

Born in Buenos Aires, Juan Rodolfo Wilcock (1919–78) was a member of the circle of innovative writers that included Jorge Luis Borges. Later self-exiled in Rome, Wilcock became a leading...

Nicolas Wild

Born in 1977 in Alsace, Nicolas Wild is a former student of the renowned illustration workshops at the École Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg. He lives...

Wallis Wilde-Menozzi

Wallis Wilde-Menozzi authored two memoirs, Mother Tongue and The Other Side of the Tiber, and the novel Toscanelli’s Ray, and is a poet whose Italian life has been one of borders dissolving...

Magnus William-Olsson

Magnus William-Olsson (b. 1960, Bromma, Stockholm county, Sweden), poet, literary critic, and translator, has published seven volumes of poetry, three books of essays on poetry, and a book of...

Natasha Wimmer

Natasha Wimmer's translation of Bolano's Savage Detectives was chosen as one of the ten best books of 2007 by the New York Times and the Washington Post. She lives in New York City.

Simon Winchester

Simon Winchester is the bestselling author of The Map That Changed the World, The Professor and the Madman, and Krakatoa.

Josef Winkler

Josef Winkler (b. 1953, Austria) is the author of fourteen books, among them the award-winning trilogy Das wilde Kärnten. His major themes are suicide, homosexuality, and the corrosive...

Mario Wirz

Mario Wirz was born in 1954 in Marburg and has been living in Berlin since 1988. He is an actor, director, and writer. His most recent volumes of lyric poetry are Sieben Leben hat die Woche...

Owen F. Witesman

Owen F. Witesman is a professional literary translator with a master’s in Finnish and Estonian from Indiana University. He has translated more than thirty Finnish books into English from a...

Michal Witkowski

Born in 1975, Michal Witkowski is a writer living in Wroclaw, Poland. His debut Copyright was published in 2001. He is also the author of Lubiewo, a novel on gay subculture which catapulted...

Austin Woerner

Austin Woerner is an editorial and publicity intern at Words Without Borders. He recently graduated from Yale University with a degree in East Asian Studies, and is now working as a freelance...

Lina Wolff

Lina Wolff has lived and worked in Italy and Spain. During her years in Valencia and Madrid, she began to write her short story collection Många människor dör som du (Many People...

Surafel Wondimu

Surafel Wondimu was born in 1974 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He obtained a degree in English Literature from Addis Ababa University (AAU) in 2006 and an MA in contemporary cultural studies at...

Maartje Wortel

Maartje Wortel was born in Eemnes, the Netherlands, in1982. She lives and works in Amsterdam, where she is a columnist for Metropolis M and also writes...

Grzegorz Wróblewski

Grzegorz Wróblewski, born in 1962 in Gdansk and raised in Warsaw, has been living in Copenhagen since 1985. He has published nine volumes of poetry and two collections of short prose...

Qi Wu-Qian

(692-749) was a censor and worked in the Palace Library during the Tang Dynasty.
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