Anna Clemensen Bro (Danish, Theater/Film)
Anna was educated at The National Danish School of Playwriting. Her writing is often informed by social and political issues and inspired by a strong fascination with places and locations that have an immediate impact on her. She has written eight plays, and two short animated movies.
Anja Snellman (Finnish, Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry/Film/Theater)
Anja has written 20 novels and two collections of poetry. She has also written film scripts and plays. Her books have been translated into 16 languages.
Birgitta Wallin (Swedish, Translation)
Birgitta works as an editor of a literary magazine, Karavan, and as a translator for literature from English.
Christopher Kloeble (German, Fiction/Theater/Film)
Christopher plays have been staged in major theatres in Germany and Austria. His first novel, Amongst Loners, won the Juergen Ponto-Stiftung prize for Best Debut in 2008. A Knock at the Door, was published 2009 and Almost Everything Very Fast appeared in March 2012. His first movie script, Inclusion, was produced in 2011.
Douna Loup (French, Fiction)
Douna’s first book, Mopaya, was based on interviews with Gabriel Nganga Nseka an immigrant from Congo. In September 2010, Douna published her first novel, L’embrasure (Mercure de France), and it received several literary prizes including the Prix Schiller Découverte, Prix Thyde Monnier de la SGDL, Prix Michel-Dentan, Prix René Fallet et Prix Léopold Léonard Senghor.
Eugene Lee (Korean, Theatre)
Eugene has an MFA in Playwriting from the Korean National University for the Arts and her plays have been staged in Seoul and other parts of Korea. She has several play scripts to her credit, most recently, Toilet Goddess. Eugene has also won awards for her music compositions.
Frances Greenslade (English, Fiction)
Frances’ first book, A Pilgrim in Ireland: A Quest for Home, was published by Penguin in 2002. Her second book, By the Secret Ladder: A Mother’s Initiation (Penguin, 2007), is a memoir about the soul-rearranging first year of motherhood. Shelter, a novel, was published by Random House in August 2011.
Francesca Marciano (English/Italian, Fiction/Film)
Francesca is the author of three novels published in the US by Knopf, all of which were written in English. She has also written several film scripts, mostly for the Italian cinema. She uses both languages, Italian and English, in her writing, although English is the language she uses when writing fiction.
Irawati Karnik (Marathi, Drama/Fiction/Translation)
Irawati is a writer, director and actor from Mumbai, India. Her translations have been published by Oxford University Press. She was awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar in 2008 by the Sangeet Natak Academy. She has written 8 plays so far and some short stories, too.
SA Kandaswamy (Tamil, Fiction/Non-Fiction)
Kandasamy’s literary career took off in 1968 with the publication of his novel, Chayavanam, listed by the National Book Trust as a masterpiece in modern Indian Literature. He won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1998 for his novel, Vicharanai (Commission). He is also a short film producer.
Lotte Thrane (Danish, Non-Fiction)
Lotte has curated exhibitions for Danish art museums and worked as an editor at Gyldendal Publishers. Her latest book is the monograph Master of Twilight: Ten Chapters on Lorenz Frølich and his Time, which received the Danish Authors’ Society’s literary award for 2010. Lotte is currently working on a monograph on travelling women, as well as a book about German and Danish artists in Italy from 1840-1860.
Milind Wani (English, Fiction)
Milind edits the magazine People In Conservation and has written on politics, media, cinema and environment. He writes short and long stories, one of which has featured in BluSlate. He is presently working on a novella.
Minakshi Thakur (Hindi/English, Poetry/Fiction)
Minakshi published a book of English Poems, An Indian Evening, with Writers Workshop in 2002 and two collections of Hindi poems, Jab Utthi Yavanika and Neend Ka Akhiri Pul in 2003 and 2010. Currently, she works with HarperCollins India and is writing her first novel in English.
Nabina Das (English/Assamese/Bengali, Fiction/Poetry)
Nabina Das has a novel titled Footprints in the Bajra (Cedar Books) and an MFA from Rutgers University. Her poetry collection, Into the Migrant City, is forthcoming.
Nitoo Das (English/Assamese, Poetry/Translation)
Nitoo’s first poetry collection, Boki, was published in September 2008. Her poetry has also appeared on Poetry International Web, Pratilipi, Muse India, Eclectica, Poetry with Prakriti and in several anthologies.
Rahul Soni (English, Fiction/Translation)
Rahul is one of the Founders and Editors of Pratilipi, a literary journal, and Pratilipi Books, an independent publishing venture. He is Chief Editor at Writer’s Side, a literary agency and manuscript assessment service. His work has appeared in Almost Island, Asymptote, Biblio, Dhauli Review, Hindi, Indian Literature, Pratilipi and Tehelka.
V Sanjay Kumar (English, Fiction)
Sanjay writes on art for various magazines and art catalogs for exhibitions. His first book, a novel, Artist, Undone, was published by Hachette India in 2012.
N Sukumaran (Tamil/Malayalam/English, Poetry/Fiction/Non-fiction)
Sukumaran has been the Executive Editor of the Tamil magazine Kungumam, and Chief News Editor of Surya TV, a Malayalam satellite channel, and Chief Editor of Pulari Prasitheekaranam a Malayalam publishing house.
Surendra Verma (Hindi/Urdu/English, Fiction/Drama/Film)
Surendra Verma writes novels, plays and screenplays in chaste Hindi, chaste Urdu and English. He is best known for his plays, Surya ki Antim Kiran se Surya ki Pehli Kiran tak (From Sunset to Sunrise), Chhote Sayyed Bade Sayyed (Junior Sayyed Senior Sayyed) and his novels, Do Murdon ke liye Guldasta and Mujhe Chand Chahiye.