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Saudi Arabia

Ahd Niazy

Ahd Niazy is a PhD student in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on contemporary Arab women’s writing and its impact on culture and gender norms in...

Badriyah Al Bishr

The Saudi writer Badriyah Al-Bishr studied literature and social sciences at King Saud University, Riyadh and the Lebanese University in Beirut. She is now a journalist, writing literary and...

Mohammed Hasan Alwan

Mohammed Hassan Alwan is a Saudi novelist and the 2017 recipient of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) for his novel A Small Death, a fictionalized account of the real-life Sufi...

Senegal

Khadi Hane

Khadi Hane was born in Dakar, Senegal, and moved to France as a student in 1985. She works in the energy sector in Paris and heads the Black Arts and Culture Association. She has published short...

Marame Gueye

Marame Gueye is an assistant professor of African and African diaspora literatures in the department of English at East Carolina in Greenville, NC. She earned her doctorate in...

Fatou Diome

Fatou Diome was born in Senegal and lives in Strasbourg. She is the author of Le ventre de L'Atlantique, translated into English by Lulu Norman and Ros Schwartz and published...

Serbia

Biljana Jovanović

Biljana Jovanović (1953–96) was a Serbian intellectual who wrote in almost all major genres; she published poetry, three novels, four plays, and a number of nonfiction pieces, mostly...

Dragoslava Barzut

Dragoslava Barzut (Crvenka, Novi Sad, 1984) is a writer and activist. She received a degree in comparative literature from the School of Philosophy at the University of Novi Sad, Serbia. Her...

Dejana Dimitrijević

Dejana Dimitrijević was born in Belgrade, Serbia, in 1963. In 1982. she graduated from the Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Philology of the University of Belgrade....

David Albahari

David Albahari was born in Serbia and lived for many years in Canada. He now divides his time between Belgrade and Calgary. He has published thirteen books of short stories, fifteen novels, six...

Seychelles

Milica Miçiç Dimovska

Milica Mićić Dimovska was born in Novi Sad in 1947. She received a degree in Literature and Literary Theory from the University of Belgrade and worked for many years at Matica srpska and...

Singapore

Sulosana Karthigasu

Sulosana Karthigasu serves as a senior consultant with the Ministry of Communications and Information. She has more than forty years of experience in the fields of publication, research, strategic...

Mohamed Imran Mohamed Taib

Mohamed Imran Mohamed Taib is an interfaith and multiculturalism expert and has delivered talks and conducted various related events in Singapore and the region. He is also an active member of The...

Masuri S. N.

Born in 1927 in Singapore, Masuri S. N. (full name Masuri bin Salikun) is a pioneer in modern Malay poetry. A prolific poet, fiction writer, and essayist, as well as a teacher, Masuri also...

Genevieve Chua

Genevieve Chua (born 1984, Singapore) is a visual artist who works primarily through abstraction. Chua pursues an unfurling narrative that is informed by natural history and linguistics....

Kavitha Karuum

Kavitha Karuum is an emerging literary translator. After working for sixteen years as a journalist, she is now an arts administrator. 

KTM Iqbal

KTM Iqbal has authored seven collections of poetry and wrote over two hundred children’s songs for the Singapore radio program Let Us Sing in the 1970s and 1980s. He has contributed poems,...

Dan Feng Tan

Dan Feng Tan is active in the regional language, translation, and publishing sectors. He began working as an English-Chinese translator in 1993. He chairs the annual Singapore International...

Yeng Pway Ngon

Yeng Pway Ngon is a Singaporean poet, novelist, and critic in the Chinese literary scene in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.  Yeng’s works have been translated into English,...

Tina Sim

Tina Sim has been a writer, sub-editor, and features editor for a government body, a mainstream newspaper, and a woman’s magazine. She currently writes for an academic institution:...

Lee Chee Keng

Lee Chee Keng is a writer and academic with over two decades of experience across diverse types of translations, including English into Chinese, Chinese into English, and Japanese...

Nurul Hannah

Nurul Hannah is a secondary school educator. She earned an undergraduate degree in Malay studies at the National University of Singapore and has written for the local Malay...

Nur Izzati Jasni

Nur Izzati Jasni is a teacher. She graduated from National University of Singapore in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Malay studies. As part of her undergraduate internship, she worked...

Sa’eda Buang

Sa’eda Buang is the assistant head of the Asian Languages and Cultures group at the National Institute of Education. Dr. Sa’eda received her Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Arts from...

Hong Xinyi

Hong Xinyi is a Singapore-based freelance journalist whose areas of interest include urban development and design, built and intangible heritage, and emerging trends in arts and culture. She has...

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