Margarida Vale de Gato

Margarida Vale de Gato (1973) is a Portuguese poet and literary translator. She has a PhD in North American Literature and Culture, and teaches American Studies and Literary Translation at the University of Lisbon. Poems Woman overboard (translated by Juliana Brina) Books Mulher ao mar (2010) Desligar e Voltar a Ligar (play, together with Rui Costa,2010) Mulher…

Stevie Smith

Stevie Smith (born Florence Margaret Smith, 20 September 1902 – 7 March 1971) was an English writer. She adopted the nickname “Stevie” when she was young.  She was riding in the park with a friend, and he said that she reminded him of the jockey Steve Donoghue. Her father abandoned the family when she was a…

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor (née Coles; 3 July 1912 – 19 November 1975) was a British writer. She attended The Abbey School in Reading. She then worked as a governess, tutor, and librarian. She was a friend of the writer Ivy Compton-Burnett, of the novelist and critic Robert Liddell, and of the writer Elizabeth Jane Howard. Elizabeth Taylor died of cancer. Books Novels At…

Al Berto

Al Berto (Alberto Raposo Pidwell Tavares, January 11, 1948 – June 13, 1997) was a Portuguese poet. Born in Coimbra, he moved to Brussels in 1967, where he studied painting at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture et des Arts Visuels.  In1975, he returned to Portugal, and opened a bookstore and a publishing house. In 1988, he received…

Maeve Brennan

Maeve Brennan (January 6, 1917 – November 1, 1993) was an Irish writer and journalist. Born in Dublin, she moved to the United States, in 1934, when her father became the first Irish ambassador in Washington. She attended the Sisters of Providence Catholic school in Washington, Immaculata Seminary, and graduated with a degree in English from the…

Daniel Faria

Daniel Augusto da Cunha Faria (10/04/1971 – 09/06/1999) was a Portuguese poet and Catholic theologian. He graduated in Theology and then took a degree in Portuguese Studies at the Universidade do Porto. He was a novice at the Benedictine Monastery of Singeverga near Porto, Portugal. Poems There are men opening their hands like books (tr. Juliana Brina)…

Rosmarie Waldrop

Rosmarie Waldrop was born in Kitzingen, Germany, in 1935. She emigrated to the United States in 1958. She is a poet, novelist, essayist and co-editor of Burning Deck Press. She studied literature, art history and musicology at the University of Würzburg and later at the University of Freiburg and the University of Aix-Marseille. After emigrating…

Nuala O’Connor

Nuala O’Connor (Nuala Ní Chonchúir, born 14 January 1970) is an Irish writer and poet. She has a Bachelor in Irish from Trinity College Dublin and a Masters in Translation Studies from Dublin City University. She has worked as translator, bookseller and librarian, and now teaches creative writing. Her poetry and fiction were published in the Wales Arts…

M. Vasalis

M. Vasalis (pseudonym of Margaretha Droogleever Fortuyn-Leenmans, 13 February 1909– 16 October 1998) was a Dutch poet and psychiatrist. She studied medicine and anthropology at Leiden University. Poems Ebb (tr. Juliana Brina) Books 1940 – Onweer, in Drie Novellen, met J. Campert en E. Eewijck 1940 – Parken en woestijnen 1945 – Fragmenten uit een journaal,…

Patricia Highsmith

Patricia Highsmith (born Mary Patricia Plangman, January 19, 1921 – February 4, 1995) was an American writer. Highsmith attended Julia Richman High School in New York City, and published her first stories in the school’s magazine. In 1938, she began her studies at Barnard College, where she studied English composition, playwriting, and the short story,…

Ann Petry

Ann Petry (October 12, 1908 – April 28, 1997) was an American writer. Her parents belonged to the black minority of the small town in Connecticut where she was born. She graduated from Connecticut College of Pharmacy in New Haven, in 1931. After getting married, in 1938, Ann moved to New York. There, she wrote for newspapers,…

Molly Keane

Molly Keane (born Mary Nesta Skrine, 20 July 1904 – 22 April 1996) was an Irish writer. She went to a boarding school in Bray, County Wicklow, married one of a Waterford squirearchical family in 1938 and had two daughters, Sally and Virginia. Between 1928 and 1956, she wrote under the pseudonym M.J. Farrell.  Awards Shortlisted for…