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Colinas, Antonio


Celebrated Spanish poet, novelist, essayist, translator and critic, Antonio Colinas has sixteen books of poetry collection, two novels and four collections of short stories to his credit. He is the recipient of National Critics Award, National Book Award, Award for Literature of Castile and Leon, Carlo Betochi International Award (for his work as a scholar of Italian culture and translator) and National Translation Award from Italian Foreign Affairs Ministry (for translating Salvatore Quasimodo). He has also translated Giacomo Leopardi, Collodi, Levi, Lampedusa, and Salgari. He also edited Essential Anthology of Italian Poetry.

Fichtner, Ingrid


Noted German poet Ingrid Fichtner has more than five collections of poetry to her credit and she has been published in several Swiss, Austrian, German and U.S. literary journals over last two decades. She has numerous awards to her credit and also the scholarships by the City of Zurich and Pro Helvetia. She has been working with musicians and composers and has written two libretti. She writes poems in English also.

Shaughnessy, Lorna


Noted poet and translator, Lorna Shaughnessy teaches at the School of Spanish in the National University of Ireland, Galway. She has two collections of poetry to her credit. Her work was selected for the Forward Book of Poetry in 2009 and her translation The Disappearance of Snow was short listed by the UK Poetry Society for the Popescu Translation Prize in 2013. She is also a regular contributor in the areas of modern Spanish and Latin American Poetry.

Cannon, Moya


Noted Irish poet, Moya Cannon is the former editor of Poetry Ireland and also taught in the National University of Ireland, Galway. Her poems have appeared in a number of international anthologies and her first book Oar won the inaugural Brendan Behan Memorial Prize and she is also the recipient of 2001 Laurence O Shaughnessy Award. She has three more collections of poetry to her credit. She was a writer-in-residence at Kerry County Council and Trent University, Ontario.  

Gwyn, Richard


Noted Welsh poet, novelist and translator, Richard Gwyn has two collections of fiction, six collections of poetry, three non-fiction books besides edited anthology of Welsh World Poetry to his credit. Professor in English Literature and Director of Creative Writing at Cardiff University, he is also an Arts Council of Wales Creative Ambassador. He is a regular columnist for Poetry Wales and he reviews Latin American and Spanish fiction for The Independent. His memoir, The Vagabond’s Breakfast was awarded the Wales Book of the Year in 2012 for creative non-fiction. 

Cera Rosco, Tiziana


Noted Italian poet, photographer and performer, Tiziana Cera Rosco has three collections of poems on mythological female figure and six other titles to her credit. Her poems have appeared in several anthologies and have been translated into English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. She works artistically on the texts of other international poets and conducts workshops around the world too.

Chaudhuri, Belal


Distinguished poet, writer and journalist, Belal Chaudhuri has written sixteen books of poems, eight books of essays, seven books of juvenile literature and three works of translations. Belal Chaudhurir kobita (1968), Selai kora chaya (1985), Jabojjibon shasram ullashe (1998) are some of his well-known collection of poetries. As a journalist he served many national dailies and weeklies. He has also edited many books.  Chaudhuri is recipient of Ekushey Padak, one of the highest civilian awards in Bangladesh. In addition, he has been also awarded with many prizes for his contribution to language and literature that include Bangla Academy award in 1984.

Noiret, Gerard


Born in 1948, Gérard Noiret is a noted poet, writer and social worker based in France. So far he published a dozen books. For a long time, he worked in the field of Social Work at the suburb of Paris and actively participated as writer, critic, and leader in writing workshops. Several of his texts and plays were staged and broadcast on the radio. As a committee member of New Literary about Fifteen, Shock and Europe, he collaborated with a large number of magazines and newspapers. His poems were translated in various countries of Europe, South America, and Africa and appeared in anthologies of French poetry.

Arasanayagam, Jean


Distinguished English-language poet and fiction writer Jean Arasanayagam is based in Sri Lanka who is also a painter, batik artist and linoprint maker. The theme in her work is ethnic and religious turmoil in Sri Lanka as much of her recent work expresses the fear and despair experienced by prisoners, exiles, and refugees from ethnic violence. Honored by two Sri Lanka Arts Council awards for poetry and non-fiction, she received in 1990 an international award in the Ninth ‘Salute to the Arts’ poetry contest sponsored by Triton College, Illinois. Published in magazines in Sri Lanka and abroad, Arasanayagam's work is included in Y. Gooneratne (ed.) Poems from India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Singapore (Hong Kong, 1979) and the 1990 Triton Anthology. Her own publications include Kindura ( 1973 ), Poems of a Season Beginning and a Season Over ( 1977 ), Apocalypse 83 ( 1984 ), A Colonial Inheritance ( 1985 ), and Trial by Terror (Hamilton, NZ, 1987 ).

Marie, Helda


Noted wrier and poet from tiny island of Seychelles, Helda Marie is a police officer by profession. Her writings reveal her strong ties to culture, tradition and spiritual beliefs of the island. A firm believer in the Creole language, she prefers to write in her mother tongue and make good use of the dictions, proverbs and expressions. Helda has a vast collection of poems on different subjects and issues. She is a member of the Seychelles Writers Association ‘Lardwaz.’ She has participated in several recitals, competitions and has won the First Prize in the Antoine Abel Literary Award, Seychelles 2010. The same year she also won the First Prize in the FetAfrik Poetry Competition organized by the National Arts Council of Seychelles. Her book on poetry ‘Tou sa bann leokri dan mon lespri’ is  published by the Creole Institute, Seychelles in 2010.

Joshi, Tulasi Diwasa


Eminent poet, writer, cultural expert and folklorist of Nepal, Dr Tulasi Diwasa Joshi has published numerous poems and articles in prestigious national and international magazines and  has written books on Nepali culture, folklore and literature.  He is also a recipient of numerous awards and honours for his outstanding contribution to Nepali literature. He worked as visiting fellow at East West Center, Hawaii, Gakushuin University, Tokyo, and cultural advisor of Nepal to various countries.  He has also travelled extensively in Europe, America and Asia, attending seminars, congresses and conferences as Chief Guest and as participant reciting poems, presenting papers and giving talks on different aspects of Nepali culture, folklore and literature.

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