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Chris Abani is a novelist, poet, essayist, screenwriter, and playwright. He grew up in Afikpo...
Kareem James Abu-Zeid was born in 1981. Half American and half Egyptian, he has translated...
Ali Abunimah is a journalist and the co-founder and executive director of The Electronic Intifada...
Carl Adamshick‘s debut collection of poetry, Curses and Wishes, was selected by Marvin Bell for...
Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor was born in Nairobi, Kenya, and educated at Jomo Kenyatta University and...
Matthieu Aikins is a two-time finalist for the National Magazine Award in the Reporting category...
Doug Aitken was born in California in 1968. He lives and works in Los Angeles...
Kaveh Akbar's poems appear in The New Yorker, Poetry, The New Republic, Best American Poetry...
Daniel Alarcón is the author of the story collection War by Candlelight, a finalist for...
Elmaz Abinader is an author and a performer. Her most recent poetry collection, This House...
Elizabeth Alexander is a poet, essayist, playwright and president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation...
Peter Alexander is an American artist of the Light and Space movement, known for his...
Charles Alexander‘s books of poetry include Hopeful Buildings and arc of light / dark matter...
Michelle Alexander is a highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate, and legal scholar. She is...
Zaia Alexander is a writer and literary translator based in Potsdam, Germany. Her publications include...
Svetlana Alexievich, born in 1948 in Belarus, is the author of War Doesn’t Have a...
Taha Muhammad Ali‘s poetry and fiction emerge directly from his experiences of the Israeli-Arab conflict...
Tariq Ali is a writer and filmmaker. Exiled from Pakistan in the 1960s for his...
Isabel Allende was born in Peru and raised in Chile. Her acclaimed first novel, The...
Paula Gunn Allen (1939-2008), of Laguna, Sioux, and Lebanese descent, was a literary critic, poet...
Over the last 10 years, photographer Renate Aller has reverently recorded the ocean-view from the...
Dorothy Allison grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, the first child of a fifteen-year-old unwed...
Hala Alyan is a Palestinian American poet and clinical psychologist whose work has appeared in...
Yehuda Amichai was born in Germany and grew up in Palestine. Mr. Amichai, who wrote...
Maryam Amiryani is an Iranian-American painter and still-life artist. Her sparse and individualistic still-life paintings...
Benjamin Anastas is the author of two novels, An Underachiever’s Diary (1998, Dial Press) and...
Bradley Angel is an international leader in the environmental health and justice movement, working with...
Talvikki Ansel is the author of Jetty (Zoo Press, 2003), and My Shining Archipelago, chosen...
Sinan Antoon is a poet, novelist, translator, and scholar of modern Arabic literature and contemporary...
Marie Arana was born in Lima, Peru. Author of Cellophane, Lima Nights and the memoir...

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