IWP Advisory Committee

IWP Co-Founder Hualing Nieh Engle
Hualing Nieh Engle
IWP Co-Founder, Fiction
USA
Rhustom Barucha
Rhustom Barucha
Dramaturgy, Nonfiction
India
Edward Carey
Edward Carey
Fiction
United Kingdom
Lan Samantha Chang
Lan Samantha Chang
Fiction
USA
Bei  Dao
Bei Dao
Poetry
China
Ferida Durakovic
Ferida Durakovic
Poetry
Bosnia
Ed Folsom
Ed Folsom
Professor of English
USA
Helon Habila
Helon Habila
Fiction, Nonfiction
Nigeria
Robin Hemley
Robin Hemley
Nonfiction
USA
Ilya Kaminsky
Ilya Kaminsky
Poetry
USA/Russia
Eddin  Khoo
Eddin Khoo
Poetry Translation
Malaysia
Marzanna Kielar
Marzanna Kielar
Poetry
Poland
Maksym  Kurochkin
Maksym Kurochkin
Playwriting
Russia
Roberta Levitow
Roberta Levitow
Drama/Theatre
USA
Minae Mizumura
Minae Mizumura
Fiction
Japan
Charles Mulekwa
Charles Mulekwa
Playwriting
Uganda
Charles Simic
Charles Simic
Poetry, Essays, Translation
USA
Cole Swensen
Cole Swensen
Poetry
USA
Downing Thomas
Downing Thomas
Dean, International Programs
USA
Etienne van Heerden
Etienne van Heerden
Fiction
South Africa
Eliot Weinberger
Eliot Weinberger
Non-fiction, Translation
USA

Happening Now

  • To mark PEN International’s centennial, Words Without Borders has published a sampler of works by writers committed to freedom of expression. Algerian novelist and scholar Med MAGANI is among them.

  • A fall harvest of book reviews coming in: of The Others by Sarah BLAU (translated from the Hebrew by Daniella Zamir); of LO Yi-Chin’s Farewell, translated from the Chinese by Jeremy TIANG; of Véronique TADJO’s In the Company of Men

  • A fascinating interview with IWP’s Senior Advisor, professor Peter Nazareth, retired from UI’s English Department in spring 2021, after nearly five decades of teaching.

  • Word reaches us that poet HU Xudong  胡续冬, who also taught comparative and world literatures at Peking University (Beida), specializing in Latin American literatures, passed away unexpectedly. RIP, Hu Xudong…

  • We note with sadness the passing of Hiroshi SAKAGAMI 坂上 弘, whose long novelistic career garnered him major literary and cultural honors. A former president of the Japan Writers’ Association, he was until his retirement also the director of Keio University Press.

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