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Yi Yŏn-ju

Yi Yŏn-ju made her literary debut in a journal called World of Writers in 1991. The same year, Yi published her first book of poetry, A Night Market Where There Are Prostitutes (Maeŭmnyŏka...

Yaghoub Yadali

Yaghoub Yadali, born in 1970, is a writer and television director. His first work of fiction, the short-story collection Sketches in the Garden, was published in 1997. It was followed in 2001 by...

Abbad Yahya

Abbad Yahya is a Palestinian writer from the West Bank. A sociologist by training, he previously worked as a researcher at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies. As a journalist, he is...

Lyuba Yakimchuk

Lyuba Yakimchuk is a Ukrainian poet, screenwriter, and journalist. She is the author of several full-length poetry collections, including Like FASHION and Apricots of Donbas, and the film script...

Amy Yamada

Amy Yamada (1959-) is a popular contemporary Japanese writer. She made her literary debut with a short story," Bedtime Eyes," which won the Bungen Prize in 1985. She received the Naoki Prize...

Hiroshi Yamamoto

Hiroshi Yamamoto was born in 1956 in Kyoto. He began his career with game developers Group SNE in 1987 and debuted as a writer and game designer. He gained popularity with juvenile titles such...

Sogil Yan

Sogil Yan was born in Osaka, Japan, in 1936. He began writing after working various odd jobs and driving a taxi for over ten years. Yan has published dozens of books, several of which have been...

Yotsumoto Yasuhiro

Yotsumoto Yasuhiro was born in Osaka, Japan, in 1959 and grew up mostly in Hiroshima. His first book of poetry, A Laughing Bug, was published in 1991, followed by eight more collections in...

Wenceslao Yeh

Wenceslao Yeh and Marcos Xiu Cachón write in Yucatecan Maya and live in the remote area of Quintana Roo.

A. B. Yehoshua

Leading author A. B. Yehoshua was born in Jerusalem in 1936, the fifth generation of a Sephardi Jerusalemite family. After studying Hebrew literature and Philosophy at the Hebrew University of...

Kim Yeon-Seul

Kim Yeon-seul defected in April 2012. She was once a lecturer at Chongjin Arts School in North Korea.

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Yevgeny Yevtushenko is an internationally known and often controversial Russian poet, novelist, and filmmaker. He has has toured the world to present readings of his works, now translated into...

Yi Mun-yol

Yi Mun-yol was born in Cheongun-dong in Seoul and attended prestigious Seoul National University, studying Korean Literature. He dropped out in 1970. From 1994 to 1997, he...

Zhang Yihe

Zhang Yihe was born in Chongqing in 1942, but her family is from Anhui province. She is a graduate of the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts and a Peking Opera scholar. Her father, Zhang...

Li-Chin Lin

Li-Chin Lin was born in Taiwan in 1973. She left the island to study art in France at the Ecole Supérieure de l'Image in Angoulême, and then enrolled in the Poudrière...

Hu Ying

Hu Ying teaches Chinese literature at the University of California, Irvine. She is the author of Tales of Translation: Composing the New Woman in China and she translates contemporary Chinese...

Zhao Ying

Zhao Ying has published eight novels, including Dawn Shines on the Phoenix Tree and Jordan's Mysterious Letter. She has received numerous literary awards at both the national and provincial...

Sun Yisheng

Sun Yisheng was born in 1986 in Shandong province. He has worked as a security guard at a cement factory, a waiter, a factory operator, a technician in pesticides factory, and an editor, and has...

Liao Yiwu

Liao Yiwu (廖亦武) (born 1958 in Sichuan) is a Chinese author, reporter, musician, and poet. He is a critic of China's Communist regime, for which he has been imprisoned....

Ghirmai Yohannes

Ghirmai Yohannes, better known as San Diego, was born in Eritrea in 1961. An actor, poet, and writer, he has done television shows, children's programs, videos, advertising, stand-up comedy,...

Ye Yonglie

Ye Yonglie, a Shanghai writer and a graduate of Peking University, was born in 1940. He started publishing poetry in 1951, and published his first book in 1960. Since then he has authored over one...

Huang Yongmei

Huang Yongmei was born in Guangxi in the 1970s, and began writing in 2001. The youngest member of the writers' association in Guangxi, she is one of the most prominent young writers in...

Prabda Yoon

Prabda Yoon gained prominence as the writer who popularized postmodern narrative techniques in contemporary Thai literature. He is the author of multiple short-story collections, novels, and...

Andy Young

Andy Young grew up in southern West Virginia and has spent most of her adult life in New Orleans. For the last two years she has lived in Egypt, where she documented the revolution in essays,...

Young-ha Kim

Young-ha Kim is the author of the forthcoming novel I Hear Your Voice, the acclaimed I Have the Right to Destroy Myself, and the award-winning Black Flower. He has earned a...

Saadi Youssef

Saadi Youssef was born in 1934 in Basra, Iraq. He has published thirty volumes of poetry, seven books of prose, and has rendered into Arabic major works by such writers as Walt Whitman,...

Hsia Yü

Hsia Yü is the author and designer of seven volumes of groundbreaking verse, most recently First Person (2016), a book-length bilingual photo poem. “We Deliver More Than We...

Han Yujoo

Han Yujoo was born in Seoul in 1982. She studied German literature at Hongik University, obtained a Master’s degree in aesthetics from Seoul National University, and is currently working...

Motoya Yukiko

Motoya Yukiko was born in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, in 1979. After graduating high school she moved to Tokyo to study to drama. In 2000 she started the Motoya Yukiko Theater Company, whose...

Kurahashi Yumiko

Kurahashi Yumiko (1935–2005) graduated from Maiji University with a degree in literature. She was awarded the Won Izumi Kyōka Prize for Literature for her  “Journey to...

Carlos Yushimito

Carlos Yushimito has published the story collections El mago (The Wizard, 2004), Las islas (The Islands, 2006), Lecciones para un niño que llega tarde (Lessons for a Child Who is...
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