Rasha Abbas

Rasha Abbas

Rasha Abbas is a Syrian journalist and writer of short stories. She is currently based in Berlin. In 2008, she published her first collection, Adam Hates the Television, and was awarded a prize for young writers during the Damascus Capital of […]

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Salim Barakat

Salim Barakat

Salim Barakat is of Kurdish origin, born in 1951 in Qamishli, Syria. In 1970 he went to Damascus to study Arabic literature, but after a year he moved to Beirut, where he stayed until 1982, publishing five volumes of poetry, […]

Khaled Khalifa

Khaled Khalifa

Khaled Khalifa is a Syrian novelist, screenwriter and poet, born 1964 in Aleppo. He attended the University of Aleppo, where he earned a BA in law and was a member of the Literary Forum. He has written several television dramas, […]


Ignacy Karpowicz

Photo Credit: © Piotr Miazga/The Polish Book Institute. Ignacy Karpowicz (born 1976) is a novelist, travel writer and translator. His first novel, Uncool , was published in 2006, followed by, The Miracle (2007), and a travel book about Ethiopia, The Emperor’s […]

Carlos de Oliveira

                Poet, novelist, journalist and translator, Carlos de Oliveira was born in 1921 to Portuguese parents living in Belém, Brazil. In 1923 the family moved back to Portugal to a small village near Cantanhede. […]


Filip Springer

Filip Springer  (born 1982) is a self-taught journalist who has been working as a reporter and photographer since 2006.  Miedzianka. The Story of a Disappearance. was his first book of reportage, followed by Ill-Born, on some gems of communist-era architecture, […]


Kazimierz Brandys

Kazimierz Brandys (1916-2000) was a leading author of the communist era in Poland. Still widely read and translated, his major works include The Mother of the Króls, Letters to Mrs Z., and Rondo. Postal Variations has been translated into German […]


Lidia Ostałowska

  Lidia Ostałowska is a journalist for the daily Gazeta Wyborcza. Her areas of special interest include those who are disadvantaged – members of ethnic minorities, women, youth sub-cultures and people who are socially excluded for some reason. She wrote […]


Angelika Kuźniak

  Angelika Kuźniak (born 1974) is a journalist and reporter, three times a winner of the Grand Press award. In 2009 she published a well-received volume of reportage entitled Marlene, which is about Marlene Dietrich’s final years.   Featured reading […]


Dulce Maria Cardoso

  Dulce Maria Cardoso was born in Fonte Longa, Portugal in 1964, and was only six months old when her family moved to Luanda, Angola. There, she learned to read and write and in 1975 she became one of the […]

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