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

  • Kristian Sendon CORDERO (IWP '17) co-edited a special issue of Words Without Borders on writing in the Philippines. Its range of poetry in the country's many languages includes Filipino work of Genevieve ASENJO (IWP '12).

  • Muhamed "Nabo" ABDELNABI (Egypt, IWP '13) has been awarded France's 2019 Prix de la littérature arabe for his 2016 novel, published last year in the UK as In the Spider's Room .

  • Over on  Asymptote, in English and Cantonese, the long poem " The Man Who Lost HIs Shadow,"  by Hong Kong poet and editor Stuart LAU (IWP '17).

  • On fish-paste English and cheddar-English: a long interview at LARB (Los Angeles Review of Books) about language, politics, and language politics with Burmese poet and worker KO KO THETT (IWP '16).

  • Behind the 2018+ 2019 Nobel Prizes for Literature given to novelists Peter Handke  and Olga Tokarczuk are translators--one key among them Jennifer CROFT, novelist as well as translator from the Polish, Ukrainian, and  Spanish. Congratulations!

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