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Rafi Zabor

Rafi Zabor was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He has lived around the United States and Canada, and in England, Scotland, France, Turkey, and Israel. For many years he wrote about music...

Oksana Zabuzhko

Oksana Zabuzhko's works include the prizewinning collection of stories Oh Sister, My Sister, and the best-selling Field Work in Ukrainian Sex, which was widely translated in Central and...

Muhammed Zafar Iqbal

Muhammed Zafar Iqbal is the Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronics at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology Engineering and Director of Institute of Information and...

Adam Zagajewski

Poet, novelist, and essayist Adam Zagajewski lives in Paris and Houston. He was born in Lwów in 1945 and first became well known as one of the leading poets of the Generation of...

Fadi Zaghmout

Fadi Zaghmout is a social-media specialist, blogger, and author. His first novel Aroos Amman was published in the Arabic language in Jordan January 2012—a feminist novel that addresses...

Trevor Zahra

Trevor Zahra was born in 1947 in Zejtun, Malta. He has published more than 130 books.  His first children's adventure, Il-Pulena tad-Deheb (The Golden Figurehead), was published in...

Feridun Zaimoglu

Feridun Zaimoglu was born in Bolu, Turkey, in 1964, and emigrated to Germany as a child. He works as an author, journalist and screenwriter. His first book, Kanak Sprak, gained him a cult...

Karim Zaimoviç

Karim Zaimović (1971-95) was a comic strip artist and a writer for the weekly magazine BH Dani in Sarajevo. He was killed in Sarajevo in August 1995 by sniper fire, just a year after writing...

Ghassan Zaktan

Ghassan Zaktan was born in 1954 in Beit Jala, near Bethlehem. He has published several collections of poetry as well as a novel, and made two documentary films. He is Editor-in-Chief of Al-Shuara...

Acep Zamzam Noor

Indonesian poet and painter Acep Zamzam Noor was born in Tasikmalaya, West Java, in 1960, and grew up in a traditional religious environment. Noor writes both in Indonesian, his national...

Haifa Zangana

Haifa Zangana was just eight years old in 1958 when Iraqis flooded the streets to celebrate their newfound, hard-won freedom from British colonial rule. She came of age in one of the most open...

Carol Zardetto

Carol Zardetto belongs to the generation of Guatemalan writers that grew up under the shadow of the civil war in Guatemala. She occupied public posts as vice-minister of Education and Consul...

Pedro Zarraluki

Pedro Zarraluki (Barcelona, 1954) is the author of two books of short stories, Galería de enormidades and Retrato de familia con catástrofe (both with Anagrama). As a novelist, he...

Mariusz Zawadzki

Mariusz Zawadzki was born in Warsaw in 1970. He studied computer science and mathematics and became a research assistant at Warsaw University. Later he worked as an analyst at Citibank Poland....

Xu Zechen

Born in 1978 in Jiangsu Province, Xu obtained a master's degree in Chinese literature at Peking University, and is now an editor at People's Literature magazine. Despite this pedigree,...

Ilana Zeffren

Ilana Zeffren was born in 1972, in the small town of Rehovot, Israel, and grew up in the even smaller town of Ashkelon. In 2005 she Published "Pink Story," a graphic novel telling the story of the...

Juli Zeh

Juli Zeh was born in 1974 in Bonn. She has worked for the UN in New York, Krakow, and Zagreb, and now lives in Leipzig. Her first novel, Adler und Engel (Schoeffling, 2002), was awarded the...

Song Zelai

Song Zelai, born in 1952, is a prominent Taiwanese writer whose work focuses on the struggles and hopes of the Taiwanese people. He chronicles their lives as they try to make sense and survive a...

Rahel Asgedom Zere

Rahel Asgedom Zere is a poet and novelist.  She holds a BA from the University of Asmara and an MA in African literature from UCLA, and taught literature at the Universit of...

Zhang Xinxin

Zhang Xinxin was born in 1953 and grew up wandering the alleys in Beijing's walled Old City. As a twelve-year-old at the outbreak of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, she was...

Svetlozar Zhelev

Svetlozar Zhelev is director of the newly reopened Bulgarian National Book Center. He was previously editor-in-chief of the Bulgarian edition of Granta and longtime director of Ciela publishing...

Na Zhong

Na Zhong is a fiction/nonfiction writer, English-to-Chinese literary translator, book critic, jazz addict, good cook, and cat lover. Her translation of Billy O’Callaghan’s...

Yang Zi

Yang Zi (1963 – ), an acclaimed contemporary Chinese poet, is the author of a dozen books, including Border Fast Train (1994), Gray Eyes (2000), and Rouge (2007). After his university...

Imants Ziedonis

Imants Ziedonis, though born and raised in a Latvian fishing village, since early childhood has felt closest to the countryside. Since the 1960s he has been one of Latvia's most prominent...

Tomáš Zmeškal

Tomáš Zmeškal (b. 1966) was born in Prague to a Czech mother and a Congolese father. In 1987 he left Czechoslovakia to live in London, where he studied English language and...

Jennifer Zoble

Jennifer Zoble is a writer, editor, educator, and literary translator. She coedits InTranslation, the online journal of international literature that she cofounded in 2007 at The...

Tirdad Zolghadr

Tirdad Zolghadr was born in California and raised in Iran, England, and Switzerland. He holds a B.A. in history and political science and an M.A. in English and comparative literature, both from...

Abdallah Zrika

Born in Casablanca in 1953, Abdallah Zrika grew up in the slums of Ben Msik. He wote his first poems at age twelve & self-published his first book (Dance of the Head and the Rose) in...

Svetlana Žuchová

Svetlana Žuchová (b. 1976) is a practicing psychiatrist, writer, and columnist. After studying in Vienna, she worked in Prague and is currently based in Munich, Germany. She has...

Jeffrey Zuckerman

Jeffrey Zuckerman is Digital Editor at Music & Literature Magazine. His writing and translations have appeared in Best European Fiction, 3:AM Magazine, The LA Review of Books, Tin House, and...

Jeffrey Zuckerman

Jeffrey Zuckerman's translations from the French include Ananda Devi’s Eve Out of Her Ruins, Antoine Volodine’s Radiant Terminus, and Thomas Clerc’s Interior,...

Slavko Zupcic

Slavko Zupcic, a psychiatrist, occupational physician, and writer, was born in Valencia, Venezuela, in 1970. He has published three collections of stories—Dragi Sol (Dragi Sun), 1989;...

Raúl Zurita

Raúl Zurita (Santiago, Chile, 1950) studied civil engineering at the Universidad Santa María de Valparaíso. In 1979, with other artists, he helped organize CADA (Colectivo...
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