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Armenia

Nairi Hakhverdi

Nairi Hakhverdi is a translator of modern and contemporary Armenian literature. She grew up in the Netherlands, where she attended international schools and earned a degree in English Language and...

Nazareth Seferian

Nazareth Seferian grew up in India and moved to his homeland of Armenia in 1998, where he has been living ever since. His university education has not been specific to translation studies, but his...

Ani Asatryan

Ani Asatryan was born around the time of Armenia’s independence from the Soviet Union. She is a student at the College of Contemporary Art, where she studies the history and theory of...

Anna Davtyan

Anna Davtyan was born in 1983. She studied English language and literature at Yerevan State University, and then moved on to studying photography at Caucasus Media Institute. Davtyan is a literary...

Shushan Avagyan

Shushan Avagyan (b. 1976) is the author of the novel Girk-Anvernagir (Book, Untitled, 2006) and Zarubyani Kanayq (Zarubyan's Women, 2014). She has translated several books into English,...

Hagop Oshagan

Hagop Oshagan (1883–1948) is one of the most important figures of modern Armenian literature. The 1915 genocide of the Armenians of the Ottoman Empire defined his larger project—the...

Australia

Elizabeth Bryer

Elizabeth Bryer is a translator and writer from Australia. She translated Claudia Salazar Jimenez's Blood of the Dawn (Deep Vellum 2016) and is a 2017 recipient of a PEN/Heim Translation Fund...

Laura Jean McKay

Laura Jean McKay is the author of Holiday in Cambodia (Black Inc. 2013), a short story collection that explores the electric zone where local and foreign lives meet. Holiday in...

Will Firth

Will Firth was born in 1965 in Newcastle, Australia. He studied German and Slavic languages in Canberra, Zagreb, and Moscow. Since 1991 he has lived in Berlin, Germany, where he works as a...

Damien Bright

Damien Bright is a writer, freelance translator, and PhD candidate at the University of Chicago. His previous translations include works by Dingdingdong, Thierry Fournier, and Fred Forest. In...

Cobbin Dale

Cobbin Dale was born in Australia in 1910 and worked as a station boy, a stockman, and a motor mechanic. An important Pilbara poet and storyteller of the mid twentieth century, he was also well...

David Reeves

David Reeve has been visiting Indonesia for over forty years, as a diplomat, historian, researcher, lecturer, language teacher, and program manager. He is currently working on a biography...

Stanley Bill

Stanley Bill was born in the United Kingdom, but grew up in Perth, Australia. He has studied literature in Australia, Poland, and at Northwestern University in the United States. He is currently...

David Colmer

David Colmer is an Australian writer and translator who lives in Amsterdam. He is the author of a novel and a collection of short stories, both published in Dutch translation in the Netherlands,...

Austria

Alois Hotschnig

Alois Hotschnig was born in 1959 and lives as a freelance author in Innsbruck. His novella Aus (Over) was published in 1989 and received the Kärnten Sponsorship Award. Eine Art Glück (A...

Antonio Fian

The Austrian writer, essayist, and dramatist Antonio Fian was born in Carinthia in 1956 and lives in Vienna. His prizes include the Austrian State Prize for cultural journalism (1990) and the...

Maja Haderlap

Maja Haderlap was born in Eisenkappel, Austria, and studied theatre and German at the University of Vienna. From 1992 to 2007 she was head of dramaturgy at the Municipal...

Anna Weidenholzer & Tess Lewis

Author bio Anna Weidenholzer was born in 1984 in Linz and lives in Vienna. She studied Comparative Literature in Vienna and Wroclaw, Poland. Weidenholzer has been published in numerous...

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...

Wolfgang Astelbauer

Wolfgang Astelbauer was born in Weitersfeld, Austria, in 1953, and studied English and German literature at the University of Vienna. A translator and editor, he has worked in several publishing...

Karl-Markus Gauss

Karl-Markus Gauss is a prolific Austrian essayist, editor, and literary critic. Among his numerous book publications are ethnographies and travelogues such as Die sterbenden Europaër and...

Robert Menasse

Born in 1954 in Vienna, Robert Menasse studied German language and literature, philosophy and political science in Vienna, Salzburg, and Messina. Today he lives in Vienna and Amsterdam and works...

Elfriede Jelinek

Elfriede Jelinek was born in Austria in 1946 and grew up in Vienna, where she attended the famous Music Conservatory. The leading Austrian writer of her generation, she received the Heinrich...

Martin Auer

Martin Auer was born in 1951 in Vienna. He studied German and History but never completed his degree; he worked as an actor, a singer-songwriter, a journalist and a magician before publishing...

Azerbaijan

Olga Grjasnowa

Olga Grjasnowa was born in 1984 in Baku, Azerbaijan, grew up in the Caucasus, and has spent extended periods in Poland, Russia, and Israel. She moved to Germany at the age of twelve and is a...

Bahrain

Ayesha Saldanha

Ayesha Saldanha is a writer and translator based in Bahrain.

Ali Al Jallawi

Born in 1975, Bahraini poet Ali Al Jallawi began writing poetry at the age of fourteen. His early work was characterized by revolutionary and political ideas, and he was imprisoned for three...

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