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RABIH ALAMEDDINE is the author of I, the Divine (W.W. Norton), The Hakawati (A.A. Knopf), KoolaidsThe Perv, An Unnecessary Woman, and The Angel of History (all Grove Atlantic). An Unnecessary Woman was a finalist for the National Book Award 2014 and the winner of the prestigious Prix Femina étranger. His most recent novel, The Angel of History won the Lambda Literary Award.

LILA AZAM ZANGANEH is the author of The Enchanter: Nabokov and Happiness, published in twelve languages. Her new novel, A Tale for Lovers & Madmen, is forthcoming. She is fluent in seven languages and is the recipient of the Roger Shattuck Award for Criticism.

JULIAN BARNES’ twenty-four works have been translated into more than thirty languages. In 2011 he was awarded the David Cohen Prize for Literature, and he won the Man Booker Prize for The Sense of An Ending. Barnes’ most recent novel, The Only Story, was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 2018 and his next will be a work of nonfiction/art history, The Man in the Red Coat, forthcoming from Knopf in 2020.

DENNIS BOCK is the author of Olympia, The Ash Garden, The Communist’s Daughter, and Going Home Again. Olympia was shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, His novel, Going Home Again, won The 21st Century People’s Literature Award in China for best foreign novel. His next novel, The Partisan, will be published in Canada by Harper Collins.

CYNTHIA BOND is the author of Ruby, (Hogarth Press). A New York Times bestseller, it was the Oprah Book Club 2.0 selection in 2015 and was a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Bond is working on the sequel to Ruby, tentatively titled, Ephram.

CHARLES BURNS is the author of Black Hole, Big BabyEl Borbah, Skin Deep, and the “Nitnit” trilogy which is comprised of X’ed OutThe Hive and Sugar Skull (Pantheon). He is the recipient of Eisner, Harvey, and Ignatz awards. The Nitnit trilogy, collected into a single volume called Last Look, went straight to #1 on the New York Times Graphic Books Best Sellers list. He is at work on his next book series, Screen.

ANNE CARSON was born in Canada and teaches ancient Greek for a living.

PANG-MEI NATASHA CHANG is the author of Bound Feet and Western Dress (Doubleday/Anchor), which is in part her grandmother Yu-i’s story of her struggle to live a ‘modern’ life, and partly Pang-Mei’s own story, that of a Chinese American who had struggled with similar issues of personal identity. It was also dramatized as a BBC radio serial and foreign rights were sold in many countries.

BILL CHENG is the author of Southern Cross the Dog ( Ecco/Harper Collins). It was longlisted for PEN Open Book Award in 2014. He is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction, 2015.

DANIEL CLOWES is the author of Ghost World, David Boring, Caricature, Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron, Ice Haven, Mr. Wonderful, Wilson, and Patience. His screenplay for the film adaptation of Ghost World (starring Thora Birch and Scarlett Johansson) was nominated for an Academy Award. He was the first cartoonist to have his work featured in Esquire’s annual fiction issue.

EDWIDGE DANTICAT is the author of Breath, Eyes, Memory, Krik? Krak!, The Farming of BonesThe Dew BreakerAnacaona, Golden Flower, Behind the Mountains, Eight Days, The Last Mapou, Mama’s Nightingale, UntwineAfter the Dance, A Walk Through Carnival in Jacmel and Brother, I’m Dying. Danticat’s essays, The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story (Graywolf) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism 2017. Her children’s book My Mommy Medicine (Roaring Brook Press) was a Parents’ Choice Recommended Book and her next collection of short stories, Everything Inside, is forthcoming from Knopf in August 2019.  She is a 2009 MacArthur Fellow and winner of the 2018 Neustadt Prize for Literature.

JUNOT DÍAZ is the author of the critically acclaimed DrownThe Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and This Is How You Lose Her, a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist. His first picture book, Islandborn, (Dial) was a New York Times Bestseller and won the CLASP Américas Award 2019.

NATHAN ENGLANDER is the author of The Ministry of Special CasesFor the Relief of Unbearable Urges, and What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and Dinner at the Center of the Earth (Knopf) He also translated The New American Haggadah. His latest novel, kaddish.com, was published by Alfred A. Knopf in March 2019.

NURUDDIN FARAH (US rights only) is the author of From a Crooked Rib which achieved worldwide cult status but also earned him the enmity of the then-dictator of Somalia. Nuruddin Farah is the author of three trilogies: “Variations on the Theme of African Dictatorship” (comprised of Sweet and Sour Milk, Sardines and Close Sesame)“Blood in the Sun” (comprised of Maps, Gifts and Secrets) and “The Collapse” (comprised of Links, Knots and Crossbones. His most recent novels are Hiding in Plain Sight, and North of Dawn, (Riverhead).

JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER is the author of three award-winning and internationally best-selling novels: Everything Is IlluminatedExtremely Loud and Incredibly Close (both Houghton Mifflin) and Here I Am (FSG) as well as two works of nonfiction: Eating Animals and The New American Haggadah (both Little Brown). He won The Guardian Book Prize for his debut novel, and his books are published in over 30 languages. His next book, We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast, will be published by FSG in September 2019.

EMILY FRIDLUND is the author of the story collection Catapult (Sarabande, 2017), which won the Mary McCarthy Prize and the novel, History of Wolves (Atlantic Monthly Press), a finalist for the Booker Prize 2017. It was also shortlisted for the Dublin IMPAC prize and longlisted for the Carnegie Medal for Fiction 2017.

MAUREEN GIBBON is the author of the novels Swimming Sweet ArrowThief, and Paris Red. A graduate of Barnard College and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she now lives in northern Minnesota.

PAUL GRINER is the author of a story collection Follow Me, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick, and the novels Collectors (Random House),The German Woman (Houghton Mifflin) and Second Life ( Counterpoint). His most recent story collection, Hurry Please, I Want to Know, (Sarabande Books June 2015) won the 2016 Kentucky Literary Award.

ANISSA HELOU is the author of numerous award-winning cookbooks including LevantThe Fifth QuarterAn Offal Cookbook; Modern Mezze; Savory Baking from the Mediterranean; Mediterranean Street Food; Café Morocco; and Lebanese Cuisine, which was a finalist for the prestigious Andre Simon awards.  Her new book, Feast: Food of the Islamic World (Ecco) won the James Beard Foundation Book Award for International 2019.

ALEKSANDAR HEMON is the author of The Question of BrunoNowhere ManThe Lazarus ProjectLove and Obstacles, The Making of Zombie Wars and The Book of My Lives. He is working on his next novel, tentatively titled The World and All That It Holds, as well as three works of nonfiction, How Did You Get Here?: Tales of Displacement (oral histories) and My Parents: An Introduction/This Does Not Belong to You (memoir, May 2019), all forthcoming from FSG. How Did You Get Here? was the recipient a PEN/Jean Stein Grant for Literary Oral History in 2017.

SMITH HENDERSON is the author of Fourth of July Creek, (Ecco), which won the Crime Writers’ Association John Creasey New Blood Dagger Award (UK) , and was a finalist for the PEN Literary Award 2015, as well as the prestigious James Tait Black Prize (UK). Henderson is co-writing a thriller (with Jon Marc Smith), The Midwife, forthcoming from Ecco in 2020.

BRUCE HOLBERT is the author of Lonesome Animals and The Hour of Lead in 2014 (both Counterpoint), which won the Washington State Book Award 2015. Holbert’s new novel, Whiskey, was published by Farrar Straus & Giroux in March 2018.

TERRENCE HOLT is the author of In the Valley of the Kings (W. W. Norton), a New York Times Editor’s Choice and the runner-up for the 2010 PEN American Center’s Robert W. Bingham Prize for Distinguished Literary Achievement. His most recent book Internal Medicine (W.W. Norton/Liveright, 2014), was named by Kirkus Reviews as one of the best memoirs as well as one of the best science and nature books of 2014.

TANIA JAMES  is the author of Atlas of Unknowns and Aerogrammes (both Alfred A. Knopf). Her latest novel, The Tusk That Did the Damage (Alfred A. Knopf) was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize and longlisted for the Financial Times Oppenheimer Fund Emerging Voices Award.

DENIS JOHNSON was the author of a Jesus’ Son, Train Dreams, a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize, and several novels including Tree of Smoke, the 2007 National Book Award winner and finalist for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. His last short story collection, The Largesse of the Sea Maiden, was published by Random House in January 2018 and was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2018.

YAŞAR KEMAL was a Turkish writer of Kurdish descent. As a member of the Central Committee of the banned Worker’s party he was imprisoned, released, then tried twice in succession by the State Security Council for having written essays in support of Kurdish dissidents and criticizing Turkish democracy. Kemal won a great many prizes for his literature and his work on behalf of human rights. His work has been translated into many languages and has won countless prizes from all over the world – including the French Grand Officier Légion d’Honneur and the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger. They Burn the Thistles and Memed My Hawk were reissued in the US by New York Review of Books.

KIM KIERKEGAARDASHIAN, also known as Kimberly Søren Noel Aabye Kierkegaardashian West, is the author of My Beautiful Despair (Simon & Schuster). Her original comedic voice has been credited with inspiring two successful off-Broadway musicals, numerous imitation Twitter feeds, and at least one very bad Halloween costume.  For more information, look first in your own soul.

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VALERIA LUISELLI (US rights only) is the author of the award-winning novels The Story of My Teeth (2015),Faces in the Crowd (2013), and the books of essays Sidewalks (2013) and Tell Me How It Ends (2017), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism 2017– all published by Coffee House Press. Her second novel, Lost Children Archive (Knopf) was longlisted for the Booker Prize, the Women’s Prize for Fiction and shortlisted for the Simpson Literary Prize.

MICHAEL DAVID LUKAS is the author of the international bestselling novel The Oracle of Stamboul, a finalist for the California Book Award, the NCIBA Book of the Year Award, and the Harold U. Ribalow Prize. His second novel, The Last Watchman of Old Cairo (Spiegel & Grau), won the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction in 2018 and the Sami Rohr Prize, and was also nominated for the NCIBA Golden Poppy in Fiction 2018.

REBECCA MAKKAI is the author of the novels The Borrower and The Hundred-Year House, and the collection Music for Wartime.  Her latest novel, The Great Believers, (Viking) was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction 2018 as well as a Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. It was deemed a Top Five Fiction Book of the Year by The New York Times and won the Carnegie Medal for Excellence for Fiction 2019, the LA Times Book Prize for Fiction, and the 2019 Stonewall Barbara Gittings Literature Award.

FRANCESCA MARCIANO is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Rules of the Wild, a New York Times Notable Book that has been translated into 12 languages, Casa Rossa and The End of Manners. Her collection of stories, The Other Language, was shortlisted for the Story Prize in 2014. Her next story collection, Animal Spirit, will be published by Alfred A. Knopf in the Spring of 2020.

BENJAMIN MARKOVITS (US rights only) is the author of seven novels, including ImpostureA Quiet Adjustment, Childish Loves), Fathers and Daughters, and You Don’t Have To Live Like This , which won the James Tait Black Prize for Fiction in 2015, Playing Days (Harper Collins). One of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists (2013) his next two novels, Weekend in New York and Christmas in Austin form part of a forthcoming quartet (“The Happy Families Quartet”) and will be published by Faber & Faber US in 2019.

JANE MCCAFFERTY is the author of Director of the World, which won the Drue Heinz prize, Thank You For The Music, One Heart, and First You Try Everything, published by HarperCollins. Her work has been awarded an NEA, two Pushcart prizes, and The Great Lakes New Writers Award.

NADIFA MOHAMED is the author of Black Mamba Boy (FSG), which won the Betty Trask Prize and was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Prize, and, The Orchard of Lost Souls (FSG), which won the Prix Albert Bernard and was shortlisted for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. In 2013 she was selected as one of Granta’s ‘Best of Young British Novelists’. She is at work on a new novel, The World to Come.

LEIGH NEWMAN is the author of Still Points North (Dial) ,a finalist for the National Book Critic Circle’s John Leonard prize. She is working on a story collection called Nobody Gets Out Alive.

BICH MINH NGUYEN, who also goes by Beth, is the author of Stealing Buddha’s Dinner, which received the PEN/Jerard Award, Short Girls, which received an American Book Award, and Pioneer Girl. She is currently working on a memoir.

CHRIS OFFUTT is the author of Kentucky Straight, Out of the WoodsThe Good BrotherThe Same River TwiceNo Heroes, and My Father, the Pornographer.  He has written screenplays for WeedsTrue Blood, and Treme, and has received fellowships from the Lannan and Guggenheim foundations. His new novel, Country Dark, was published by Grove Press in April 2018.

TOMMY ORANGE, is the New York Times bestselling author of There There (Alfred A. Knopf) winner of the 2018 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. There There was longlisted for the National Book Award for fiction 2018, the Aspen Words Literary Prize, and the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction 2019. It was deemed a Top Five Fiction Book of the Year by The New York Times and won the John Leonard Award for Best First Book and the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel. There There was a Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

JULIE OTSUKA is the author of When the Emperor Was Divine, winner of the 2003 American Library Association Alex Award, and The Buddha in the Attic, the winner of the 2012 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. The Buddha in the Attic was an international bestseller and the winner of the prestigious Prix Femina étranger 2012, and the Albatros Literaturpreis 2013. Otsuka is currently at work on her next novel The Swimmers.

RAJESH PARAMESWARAN is the author of I Am ExecutionerLove Stories (Knopf 2012), a Washington Post best book of the year. The collection was named one of the “25 Great Short Story Collections from the 21st Century So Far” by The Scottish Book Trust. Parameswaran’s work has appeared in The Best American Magazine Writing; Fiction; Granta; McSweeney’s; and Zoetrope: All-Story.

MIROSLAV PENKOV is the author of East of the West and Stork Mountain (both FSG). His fiction has been translated in over twenty languages and has appeared in journals and anthologies including Granta, The Best American Short Stories 2008, The PEN/ O. Henry Prize Stories 2012, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013.

MICHAEL RIPS is the author of Pasquale’s Nose: Idle Days in an Italian Town (Little Brown), The Face of a Naked Lady: An Omaha Family Mystery (Houghton Mifflin). His next novel, The Golden Flea, will be published by W. W. Norton in April 2020.

JEFFREY ROTTER is the author of two novels, The Unknown Knowns (Scribner) and The Only Words That Are Worth Remembering (Metropolitan/Holt). He is working on a novel called Visitors.

KATE RUSSO’s debut novel, Super Host, will be published by Putnam. Russo has an M.F.A. in painting from the Slade School of Fine Art and exhibits widely in the United States and England.

PATRICK RYAN is the author of The Dream Life of Astronauts (long-listed for The Story Prize) and Send Me (a finalist for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize). He’s also the author of three novels for young adults: Saints of Augustine, In Mike We Trust, and Gemini Bites.  He’s the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction and a Smart Family Foundation Award for Fiction. Ryan is working on his next novel, Buckeye.

JOE SACCO is the author of PalestineSafe Area Gorazde: The War in Eastern Bosnia 1992-1995,Christmas with Karadzic; Soba; The FixerNotes From a DefeatistFootnotes in Gaza (the first graphic novel to win The Riddenhour Prize); and Journalism. He also co-authored the best-selling Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt with Chris Hedges. His most recent publication, The Great War is an accordion-fold book depicting the ill-fated Somme offensive and he is currently at work on Paying the Land, forthcoming from Metropolitan in 2020.

DAVID SEARCY is the author of the novels Ordinary Horror, and Last Things. Searcy’s first book of non-fiction, Shame and Wonder, was published by Dial Press. His next novel, The Tiny Bee That Hovers at the Center of the World will be published by Dial Press.

PITCHAYA SUDBANTHAD is the author of the novel Bangkok Wakes to Rain, published by Riverhead Books (US) and Sceptre (UK). He was longlisted for the 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, and has received fellowships in fiction writing from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the MacDowell Colony, and currently splits time between Bangkok and Brooklyn.

MATT SUMELL is the author of the critically acclaimed collection Making Nice, which he is currently adapting for Warner Brothers Television. A graduate of UC Irvine’s MFA Program in Writing, his short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The Paris Review, Esquire, Electric Literature, Noon, McSweeney’sOne StoryZyzzyva, LitHub, The Guardian, Publisher’s Weekly, and elsewhere.

MANIL SURI is the author of a trilogy, The Death of VishnuThe Age of Shiva, and The City of Devi. He is completing a book about mathematics, How to Build the Universe (Using Only Numbers), to be published by W.W. Norton.

STACEY SWANN is a former Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and teaches with Stanford’s Online Creative Writing Program. Her first novel, Olympus, TX, will be published by Doubleday.

DONNA TARTT (US rights only) is the author of the novels The Secret History (1992), The Little Friend (2002), and The Goldfinch (2013). Tartt won the WH Smith Literary Award for The Little Friend in 2003 and the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for The Goldfinch in 2014. She was included in the list of the “100 Most Influential People” compiled by Time magazine.

HANNAH TINTI is the author of Animal Crackers, a runner-up for the PEN/Hemingway Award, The Good Thief, which won the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley which was a national bestseller and has been optioned for television. She is also co-founder and executive editor of the award-winning literary magazine One Story.

BRADY UDALL was born and raised in the Indian country of northeastern Arizona. He is the author of a story collection, Letting Loose the Hounds and two novels, The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint and The Lonely Polygamist (all W.W. Norton).

VENDELA VIDA (US and translation rights only) is the author of The Divers Clothes Lie EmptyThe LoversLet the Northern Lights Erase Your Name (all Ecco), And Now You Can Go (Knopf), and Girls on the Verge: Debutante Dips, Drive-Bys, and Other Initiations (1999). Her forthcoming novel, The Raft of the Medusa, will be published by Ecco. She is a founding co-editor of The Believer magazine.

CHRIS WARE is the author of Jimmy Corrigan: the Smartest Kid on Earth and Building Stories, which was a long-running #1 New York Times bestseller, and deemed a Top Ten Fiction Book by The New York Times and Time Magazine. A contributor to the New Yorker, his work has been exhibited at the MoCa Los Angeles, the MCA Chicago and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Ware’s Monograph was published in October 2017 by Rizzoli. His next book, Rusty Brown is forthcoming from Pantheon in September 2019.

CLAIRE VAYE WATKINS is the author of Battleborn (Riverhead) and Gold Fame Citrus (Riverhead), which won the Lucien Barrière Prize in 2017. She received a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and in 2017 she was named one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists.

COLSON WHITEHEAD is the author of: The IntuitionistJohn Henry DaysThe Colossus of New YorkApex Hides the HurtSag HarborZone One and The Noble Hustle. His novel, The Underground Railroad, was an international and #1 New York Times Bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Carnegie Medal for Fiction, the 2017 Hurston/Wright Award for Fiction, the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Science Fiction Literature. He was featured on the cover of Time Magazine, and included in the list of the “100 Most Influential People” compiled by Time. His most recent novel, The Nickel Boys (Doubleday), is a New York Times bestseller.

NAOMI J. WILLIAMS is the author of Landfalls, (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), a finalist for the NBCC John Leonard Award and long-listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. She is working on a new novel tentatively titled Akiko in Paris.

Authors with Work in Progress

MAGOGODI OAMPHELA MAKHENE is a proudly Soweto-made soul. Her writing has been  awarded honors by The Caine Prize for African Writing, The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was a Truman Capote Fellow and earned her MFA. She’s currently working on a collection of interwoven stories exploring the inner lives and loves of ordinary South Africans, some available through her website.

AMANDA REA is recipient of a 2015 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers Award. Her stories and essays have appeared in Electric Literature, Freeman’s, Lit HubThe Missouri ReviewThe Kenyon ReviewThe SunIndiana ReviewIowa Review and elsewhere. Her work has received a Pushcart Prize and the William Peden Prize in Fiction, as well as special mention in Best American Short Stories. She lives in Colorado.