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Authors/Contributors

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...

Slovakia

Zuska Kepplová

Zuzana Kepplová studied dramaturgy and screenplay writing at the Academy of Arts and Music in Bratislava, Slovakia, and earned a doctorate in gender studies from the Central European...

Uršuľa Kovalyk

Uršuľa Kovalyk (b. 1969) is a feminist writer, poet, playwright and social worker, and artistic director of the Theatre With No Home, where she works with homeless and disabled...

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...

Monika Kompaníková

Monika Kompaníková (b. 1979) is a writer and visual artist. Her first book, Miesto pre samotu [A Place for Loneliness], a collection of short stories, was awarded the Ivan...

Jaroslava Blažková

Jaroslava Blažková (b. 1933) is an author and journalist, the winner of numerous literary awards for her contributions to children’s literature. A member of Generation 56, a...

Slovenia

Špela Bibič

Špela Bibič (1986) holds a degree in translation studies and works as a freelance translator. To date, she has translated two novels into Slovenian: Renée Vivien’s Une...

Suzana Tratnik

Suzana Tratnik (1963) is a writer, translator, publicist, and sociologist with an MA in gender anthropology. She has published six short-story collections, Below Zero, In One's Own...

Maja Novak

Maja Novak spent her childhood years living with her grandmother in Nova Gorica, a town in western Slovenia near the Italian border. At the age of sixteen, she moved to Ljubljana, the capital,...

Tomaž Šalamun

Tomaž Šalamun lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and occasionally teaches in the USA. His recent books translated into English are Woods and Chalices (Harcourt 2008), Poker (Ugly Duckling...

Tamara M. Soban

Tamara M. Soban was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in 1962, and received her BA in English from the University of Ljubljana. Among other works, she is the translator of Andrej Blatnik’s...

Andrej Blatnik

Andrej Blatnik was born on May 22, 1963, in Ljubljana, Slovenia, where he studied Comparative Literature and the Sociology of Culture and got his master’s in American Literature and PhD in...

Marjan Strojan

Marjan Strojan was born in 1949 in Slovenia; he has published six volumes of poetry and many translations, among them Beowulf, Paradise Lost and a selection of Robert Frost's poetry. His...

Mojca Kumerdej

Mojca Kumerdej (b. 1964) holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Ljubljana and is an arts critic for major daily newspapers, reviewing art, literature, theater, and, especially,...

Srecko Kosovel

Srecko Kosovel was born in 1904 and died in 1926 at the age of twenty-two. Though almost unpublished before his death, the opus he wrote during his short lifetime (more than a thousand poems and...

Polona Glavan

Polona Glavan was born in 1974 and graduated from Literature and English at the University of Ljubljana. She began publishing her stories in early 1990's. Her first novel, Noc v Evropi (A...

Ales Debeljak

Ales Debeljak was a translator, essayist, poet, and cultural critic. He earned his PhD in social thought from Syracuse University and he became the director of the Center for Cultural and...

Ivan Ivanji

Ivan Ivanji was born in 1929 in Zrenjanin, Serbia (then a part of Yugoslavia). He was deported to Auschwitz and Buchenwald in 1944. After the war, in addition to writing numerous novels, he was...

Somalia

Mohammad Ali Diriye

Mohammad Ali Diriye was born in Somalia, and has studied in Saudi Arabia and in Sudan.  He is a medical doctor, and is now Chief Resident at the Jordan University Hospital, Family Medicine...

South Africa

Jim Phelps

Jim Phelps is a retired South African university lecturer in literatures written in English. He has specialized in the work of D. H. Lawrence. He runs the small Echoing Green Press,...

The Trantraal Brothers

Nathan Trantraal (left), 33, is a cartoonist and an award-winning Afrikaans poet whose poetry has been translated into English and French. Andre Trantraal, 38, is a cartoonist and...

Karlien de Villiers

Karlien de Villiers was born in Cape Town in 1975. After earning a degree in graphic design at the University of Stellenbosch, she published her first short stories in the magazine BitterComix,...

Isobel Dixon

Isobel Dixon's poems about the Karoo are included in her collections The Tempest Prognosticator (2011), A Fold in the Map (2007), and Weather Eye (2001), which was awarded the Olive Schreiner...

Etienne van Heerden

Etienne van Heerden's books have been published in twelve languages. He studied law, qualified as an attorney and later moved to writing and teaching. He is professor in the School of...

Marlene van Niekerk

Marlene van Niekerk was born on 10 November 1954 on the farm Tygerhoek near Caledon. She attended school in Riviersonderend and Stellenbosch, where she matriculated from Hoërskool Bloemhof....

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