Carol Bensimon

Carol Bensimon (August 22, 1982) is a Brazilian writer. She graduated in Advertising at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), and earned a master’s degree in Literary Theory from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio  Grande do Sul (PUC-RS). She works as a literary translator, and writes regularly for the ‘Blog da Companhia’. Awards She was selected by Granta as…

Ana Guadalupe

Ana Guadalupe (1985) is a Brazilian poet. She has a degree in Literature from the Universidade Estadual de Maringá (UEM), and works as translator. Books In English Brazilian Poetry is/Poesia Brasileira é: an anthology of Brazilian poets, edited by Ana Guadalupe and Jeremy Spencer (forthcoming by Scrambler Books) In Portuguese Relógio de pulso (2011) Não…

Connie Palmen

Connie Palmen (Aldegonda Petronella Huberta Maria “Connie” Palmen, 25 November 1955) is a Dutch writer. She studied Dutch literature and philosophy. Awards Libris Prize for Jij zegt het (2016) European Novel of the Year award for De Wetten (1992) Books In English The Laws, tr. Richard Huijing(1993. De Wetten, 1991) The Friendship, tr. Ina Rilke (2000. De…

Angélica Freitas

Angélica Freitas (1973) is a Brazilian poet.  Freitas has a degree in journalism from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), and she worked as a reporter for the newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo. She works as a translator, and co-edits the poetry journal Modo de usar & Co.  Awards Programa Petrobras Cultural…

Amélie Nothomb

Amélie Nothomb (Fabienne-Claire Nothomb, 1966) is a Belgian Francophone novelist. Daughter of a Belgian diplomat, she lived in Japan until the age of 5. She studied Philology at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Since 2015, Nothomb is a member of the Belgium Royal Academy of French language and literature. Awards Grand Prize of the novel from the French…

George Sand

George Sand (née Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin, 1 July 1804 – 8 June 1876) was a French writer. Raised by her grandmother, Sand got married in 1822 and had two children. In 1831, she left her husband, and legally separated from him five years later. She had love affairs with Prosper Mérimée, Alfred de Musset, Pierre-François Bocage, Frédéric Chopin, and the actress Marie…

Alice Sant’Anna

Alice Sant’Anna (Alice Carvalho Cumplido de Sant’Anna, 1988) is a Brazilian poet. She graduated in Journalism and has a Masters degree in Literature and Culture from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio).  Alice was a visiting fellow in Comparative Literature at Brown University in 2013, and, between 2010 to 2016, she co-edited the literary magazine Serrote. She is an…

Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Dorothy Canfield Fisher (née Dorothea Frances Canfield, February 17, 1879 – November 9, 1958) was an American writer and social activist, named by Eleanor Roosevelt one of the ten most influential women in the United States. She received a B.A. from Ohio State University, and earned a PhD in Romance languages from Columbia University. Later, she received honorary degrees from Dartmouth College,…

Ana Martins Marques

Ana Martins Marques (1977) is a Brazilian poet. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Literature and a PhD in Comparative Literature from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG). Awards Prêmio Cidade de Belo Horizonte (2007 and 2008) Prêmio Literário da Fundação Biblioteca Nacional (2012) Prêmio Alphonsus de Guimaraens (2013) Premio Portugal Telecom de Literatura (shortlisted, 2014) Prémio da…

Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft (27 April 1759 – 10 September 1797) was an English writer and feminist philosopher. In 1778, she left home to work as lady’s companion in Bath. Sustained by a dream of life alone with her beloved friend Fanny Blood, she founded a small school in the progressive Dissenting community of Newington Green. After Fanny’s death in 1786, and…

Maarten van Roozendaal

Maarten van Roozendaal (3 mei 1962 – 1 juli 2013), was a Dutch singer-songwriter. Van Roozendaal was born into a family of six in the small town of Heiloo, and got involved with music from early childhood on. After a troubled puberty, and a rebellious adolescence among the anarchist scene in Amsterdam, he finally started…

May Swenson

May Swenson (Anna Thilda May “May” Swenson, 28 May 1913 – 4 December 1989) was an American writer. Born in the United States to Swedish immigrant parents, she grew up in a Mormon household, and English was her second language. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Utah State University. From 1959 to 1966, she worked as manuscript reviewer at New Directions Press. She taught poetry…