Authors

César Aira

Cesar aira

Argentine author

Roberto Bolaño

Roberto bolano

Twentieth-century Chilean poet and novelist

Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge luis borges

Twentieth-century Argentine author

Anne Carson

Anne carson

Canadian poet, essayist and translator of Greek mythology

Horacio Castellanos Moya

Horacio castellanos moya

El Salvadoran writer and journalist

Rafael Chirbes

Rafael chirbes

Daša Drndić

Dasa drndic

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Lawrence ferlinghetti

American writer, publisher, activist, visual artist, and founder of City Lights Books

Forrest Gander

Forrest gander

American poet, novelist, and translator

Ferreira Gullar

Ferreira gullar

Takashi Hiraide

Takashi hiraide

Japanese writer

Yoel Hoffmann

Yoel hoffmann

Israeli author and translator

Susan Howe

Susan howe

American poet and essayist

Bohumil Hrabal

Bohumil hrabal

Czech novelist and poet

Yasunari Kawabata

Yasunari kawabata

John Keene

John keene

American writer and translator

László Krasznahorkai

Laszlo krasznahorkai

Eka Kurniawan

Eka kurniawan

Indonesian writer

Rachel Kushner

Rachel kushner

Clarice Lispector

Clarice lispector

20th-century Brazilian writer

Nathaniel Mackey

Nathaniel mackey

Contemporary American poet

Fran Ross

Fran ross

W.G. Sebald

W. g. sebald

German novelist and poet

Junichiro Tanizaki

Junichiro tanizaki

Japanese writer

Tomas Tranströmer

Tomas transtromer

Swedish poet and Nobel Laureate

Regina Ullmann

Regina ullmann

Jane Unrue

Jane unrue

Enrique Vila-Matas

Enrique vila matas

Spanish writer

Robert Walser

Robert walser

Early twentieth-century Swiss novelist

Eliot Weinberger

Eliot weinberger

American essayist and translator

Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi

Mushtaq ahmed yousufi1

Kader Abdolah

Kader abdolah

Iranian-Dutch novelist

Susan Bernofsky

Susan bernofsky

Max Blecher

Max blecher

20th-century Romanian-born Jewish poet, prose writer, and translator of works into Romanian

Helen DeWitt

Helen dewitt

American writer

Nicola Gardini

Nicola gardini

Italian novelist

Octavio Paz

Octavio paz

Twentieth-century Mexican Poet

Yoko Tawada

Yoko tawada

Contemporary Japanese-German prose writer

Dylan Thomas

Dylan thomas

20th century Welsh poet

Tennessee Williams

Tennessee williams

America’s playwright

Osama Alomar

Osama alomar

Syrian-American poet and short story writer

Michael Henry Heim

Michael henry heim

Norman Manea

Norman manea

Romanian novelist

Paul Wilson

Paul wilson

Walter Abish

Walter abish

Austrian-American Postmodern Novelist

Hosam Aboul-Ela

Hosam aboul ela

Arabic translator

Kareem James Abu-Zeid

Kareem james abu zeid

Translator from the Arabic

Valentine Ackland

Valentine ackland

20th Century Modernist poet

Bernard Adams

Bernard adams

Translator of Hungarian Literature

Prince Ilango Adigal

Prince ilango adigal

Ancient Tamil poet and Jaina monk.

Jeremy Adler

Jeremy adler

Martín Adán

Martin adan

Peruvian modernist writer

Ah Cheng

Ah cheng

Contemporary Chinese author and screenwriter

Aftab Ahmad

Aftab ahmad

Urdu translator

Will Alexander

Will alexander

Contemporary African American poet

Ahmed Ali

Ahmed ali

20th century Pakistani novelist

Esther Allen

Esther allen

John Allman

John allman

Contemporary American poet and novelist

Germano Almeida

Germano almeida

Cape Verdean contemporary author

Corrado Alvaro

Corrado alvaro

20th century Italian journalist and writer

Wang An-shih

Wang an shih

Alfred Andersch

Alfred andersch

20th century German novelist and journalist

Sherwood Anderson

Sherwood anderson

20th century American novelist and short story writer

Chris Andrews

Chris andrews

Spanish translator

Wayne Andrews

Wayne andrews

20th century American author, editor and scholar

Jeffrey Angles

Jeffrey angles

David Antin

David antin

Contemporary American poet and critic

Wang Anyi

Anyi wang

Contemporary Chinese novelist

Hugh Aplin

Hugh aplin

Translator from the Russian

Guillaume Apollinaire

Guillaume apollinaire

20th century French poet, playwright, art critic and Surrealist

Martín Arias

Martin arias

Homero Aridjis

Homero aridjis

Contemporary Mexican-Greek poet, novelist, columnist, diplomat and environmental activist.

Richard Arno

Richard arno

John Ashbery

John ashbery

E. B. Ashton

E. b. ashton

Editor

Paul Auster

Paul auster

Contemporary American novelist, essayist, translator, and poet

Gennady Aygi

Gennady aygi

20th century poet and translator of both Russian and Chuvash

Jimmy Santiago Baca

Jimmy baca

Contemporary Chicano poet and writer of short stories and screen plays

Jesse Ball

Jesse ball

Honoré de Balzac

Honore de balzac

19th century French novelist, playwright and realist

Carol Bangs

Carol bangs

Contemporary poet and editor

John Banville

John banville

John Banville is an Irish novelist.

Djuna Barnes

Djuna barnes

20th century American journalist, novelist and Modernist writer

Willis Barnstone

Willis barnstone

Contemporary American poet and translator from Ancient Greek

Lee Bartlett

Lee bartlett

Contemporary American author and scholar

Jacques Barzun

Jacques barzun

Contemporary scholar of American culture and historian

Christophe Bataille

Christophe bataille

Contemporary French novelist

H. E. Bates

H. e. bates

20th century English novelist and short story writer

John Batki

John batki

Charles Baudelaire

Charles baudelaire

19th century French poet, essayist, and translator

Eileen Baumgartner

Eileen baumgartner

Martin Bax

Martin bax

Contemporary English writer, editor and pediatrician

Sylvia Beach

Sylvia beach

Kurt Beals

Kurt beals

German Translator

Bei Dao

Bei dao

Contemporary Chinese poet, representative of the Misty Poets.

Walter Benjamin

Walter benjamin

Walter Benjamin was a German-Jewish literary critic, philosopher, translator and essayist.

Gottfried Benn

Gottfried benn

20th century German poet, novelist and essayist

Eric Bentley

Eric bentley

Contemporary British-American critic, playwright, editor, and translator

Nina Berberova

Nina berberova

20th century Russian immigrant novelist and short story writer who settled in Paris

Rafael Bernal

Rafael bernal

Mexican writer

Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge

Mei mei berssenbrugge

Chinese-born American poet

Giuseppe Berto

Giuseppe berto

20th century Italian novelist, film critic, and playwright

Jen Bervin

Jen bervin

Berthold Biermann

Berthold biermann

20th century German journalist, literary critic and political writer

Adolfo Bioy Casares

Adolfo bioy casares

20th century Argentine writer, translator and journalist

Carmel Bird

Carmel bird

Tasmanian-born Australian novelist and short story writer

Jorge Barón Biza

Jorge bar n biza

R. P. Blackmur

R. p. blackmur

20th century American literary critic and poet

Harold Bloom

Harold bloom

American critic

Johannes Bobrowski

Johannes bobrowski

20th century German lyric poet, narrative writer, and essayist

Ádám Bodor

Adam bodor

Contemporary Hungarian writer

Wolfgang Borchert

Wolfgang borchert

20th century German author and playright of the Trümmerliteratur movement

Johan Borgen

Johan borgen

20th century Norwegian author, journalist, and critic

Jean-Francois Bory

Jean francois bory

Contemporary French writer, visual poet and painter

Alain Bosquet

Alain bosquet

20th century Ukrainian born French Surrealist poet

Ahmed Bouanani

Ahmed bouanani

Moroccan writer, poet, illustrator, and filmmaker

Robert Boyers

Robert boyers

Robert Boyers is an American author and Tisch Professor of Arts and Letters at Skidmore College.

Kay Boyle

Kay boyle

20th century writer and political activist

Beatriz Bracher

Beatriz bracher

Brazilian writer

Coral Bracho

Coral bracho

Contemporary Mexican poet

Martin Brady

Martin brady

Kamau Brathwaite

Kamau brathwaite

Contemporary Caribbean writer

Edwin Brock

Edwin brock

20th century British poet

Andrew Bromfield

Andrew bromfield

William Bronk

William bronk

20th century American poet

Christine Brooke-Rose

Christine brooke rose

British experimental writer and literary critic

Thomas Browne

Thomas browne

17th Century English writer

Buddha

Buddha

Mikhail Bulgakov

Mikhail bulgakov

20th century Russian novelist, playwright and journalist

Thomas Bunstead

Thomas bunstead

Spanish translator

Basil Bunting

Basil bunting

Modernist poet of the 20th century and journalist

Joan Burke

Joan burke

Frederick Busch

Frederick busch

20th century American short story writer and novelist

Blake Butler

Blake butler

Richard Caddell

Richard caddell

Nick Caistor

Nick caistor

Translator from the Spanish

Carol Camper

Carol camper

Can Xue

Can xue

Contemporary Chinese fiction writer and literary critic

Elias Canetti

Elias canetti

Veza Canetti

Veza canetti

20th century Austrian writer and translator

Ernesto Cardenal

Ernesto cardenal

Contemporary Nicaraguan theologian and poet

Rachel Careau

Rachel careau

Patrick Carnegy

Patrick carnegy

Contemporary writer, journalist and scholar

Hayden Carruth

Hayden carruth

20th century American poet, literary critic and editor

John Carswell

John carswell

20th century British author, biographer and historian

Joyce Cary

Joyce cary

20th century Irish novelist and artist

Clare Cavanagh

Clare cavanagh

Blaise Cendrars

Blaise cendrars

20th century Swiss Modernist novelist and poet

Li Ch’ing-Chao

Li ching chao1

Martin Chalmers

Martin chalmers

René Char

Rene char

20th century French poet and Surrealist

Bankim-Chandra Chatterjee

Bankim chandra chatterjee

19th century Indian novelist

Lorenzo Chiera

Lorenzo chiera

Michal Choromanski

Michal choromanski

20th century Polish novelist

Inger Christensen

Inger christensen

20th century poet, author, and playwright

Xi Chuan

Xi chuan

Chuang Hua

Chuang hua

20th century Chinese novelist

Tom Clark

Tom clark

Contemporary American poet, reviewer and biographer

Chris Clarke

Chris clarke

Heather Cleary

Heather cleary

Translator from the Spanish

Douglas Cleverdon

Douglas cleverdon

20th century British writer, publisher, bookseller and radio producer

Stephen Clissold

Stephen clissold

20th century British novelist and Council official

Jean Cocteau

Jean cocteau

20th century French avant-garde writer, filmmaker and boxing manager

Andrei Codrescu

Andrei codrescu

Andrei Codrescu is a Romanian-American poet and novelist.

Jonathan Cohen

Jonathan cohen

American translator from the Spanish

Marvin Cohen

Marvin cohen

Contemporary American, Jewish novelist and short story writer

Isabel Cole

Isabel cole

Peter Cole

Peter cole

Contemporary American poet and translator of Hebrew.

Robert Coles

Robert coles

Contemporary American writer, professor and psychiatrist

C. J. Collins

C. j. collins

Translator from the Arabic

Maurice Collis

Maurice collis

20th century Irish novelist and historical writer

Archibald Colquhoun

Archibald colquhoun

William Cookson

William cookson

Cid Corman

Cid corman

20th century American poet, editor and translator

Gregory Corso

Gregory corso

20th century American writer and Beat poet

Julio Cortázar

Julio cortazar

20th century Argentine novelist, poet, essayist, short-story writer and Surrealist

Albert Cossery

Albert cossery

20th century Egyptian writer

Linda Coverdale

Linda coverdale

Patrick Creagh

Patrick creagh 2

Robert Creeley

Robert creeley

20th century poet, novelist, short story writer, essayist, editor and teacher

Robyn Creswell

Robyn creswell

Michael P. Cronin

Michael p cronin

Janet Cropper

Janet cropper

Rupert Copeland Cunningham

Rupert copeland cunningham

Louis-Ferdinand Céline

Louis ferdinand celine

20th century French writer and physician

Mircea Cărtărescu

Mircea cartarescu

Contemporary Romanian author

Edward Dahlberg

Edward dahlberg

20th century expatriate American novelist and essayist

David Daiches

David daiches

20th century British author and literary critic

Alain Danielou

Alain danielou

20th century French intellectual, philosopher and specialist on Indian culture

Edwidge Danticat

Edwidge danticat

Edwidge Danticat is an Haitian-American author.

René Daumal

Rene daumal

20th century French avant-garde poet, novelist, essayist and Surrealist

Guy Davenport

Guy davenport

20th century American writer, artist and professor

Michael Davidson

Michael davidson

Contemporary American poet and literary critic

Lydia Davis

Lydia davis

American translator, novelist, poet, and essayist

Margaret Dawe

Margaret dawe

Contemporary American writer and journalist

Osamu Dazai

Osamu dazai

20th century Japanese novelist

Zora Depolo

Zora depolo

Babette Deutsch

Babette deutsch

Albert J. Devlin

Albert j. devlin

Debra Di Blasi

Debra di blasi

Contemporary American fiction writer

Emily Dickinson

Emily dickinson

American poet

Michael Dirda

Michael dirda

Michael Dirda is an American literary critic.

Katrina Dodson

Katrina dodson

Translator from the Portuguese

Hilda Doolittle (H.D.)

Hilda doolittle h. d

20th century American poet

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor dostoevsky

Russian writer

Marcia Douglas

Marcia douglas

British writer, poet, and performer

Coleman Dowell

Coleman dowell

20th century American fiction writer and songwriter for Broadway and television

Edouard Dujardin

Douard dujardin

20th century French novelist, playwright and editor

Robert Duncan

Robert duncan

20th century American poet affiliated with the San Francisco Renaissance and Beat movement.

Jonathan Dunne

Jonathan dunne

Tibor Déry

Tibor dery

20th century Hungarian writer

Richard Eberhart

Richard eberhart

20th century American writer and poet

Ignacio Echevarría

Ignacio echevarria

Edward Edinger

Edward edinger

Contemporary American Jungian analyst

Russell Edson

Russell edson

Contemporary American prose poet

T. S. Eliot

T. s. eliot

Richard Ellmann

Richard ellman

William Empson

William empson

20th century English literary critic and writer

Shusaku Endo

Shusaku endo

20th century Japanese writer

Alison Entrekin

Alison entrekin

Barbara Epler

Barbara epler

Publisher and editor in chief of New Directions

Jenny Erpenbeck

Jenny erpenbeck

German writer and former opera director

Jeffrey Eugenides

Jeffrey eugenides

Jeffrey Eugenides is an American novelist.

Caradoc Evans

Caradoc evans

20th century Welsh story-writer, journalist, playwright and novelist

William Everson

William everson

20th century American Beat poet and critic

Gavin Ewart

Gavin ewart

20th century British poet

José Maria de Eça de Queirós

Jose maria de eca de queiros

19th century Portuguese diplomat and writer

Hans Faverey

Hans faverey

20th century Dutch poet

John Fein

John fein

Betty Ferber

Betty ferber

Patricio Ferrari

Patricio ferrari

Argentine poet, editor, and translator

Thalia Field

Thalia field

Contemporary American fiction writer

Leslie A. Fielder

Leslie a. fielder

Ronald Firbank

Ronald firbank

20th century British novelist

Dudley Fitts

Dudley fitts

20th century American teacher and translator of Greek

Robert Fitzgerald

Robert fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald

F scott fitzgerald

20th century American writer of the Jazz Age

Gustave Flaubert

Gustave flaubert

19th century French novelist

Angel Flores

Angel flores

20th century Puerto Rican writer

Nancy Forest-Flier

Nancy forest flier

Peter France

Peter france

Frances Frenaye

Frances frenaye

Sylvia Frezzolini Severance

Sylvia frezzolini severance

Christine Froula

Christine froula

Contemporary American literary critic and professor

Robin Fulton

Robin fulton

Judy Gahagan

Judy gahagan

Contemporary American writer, poet, teacher, academic psychologist and musician

Rivka Galchen

Rivka galchen

Michael Gallagher

Michael gallagher

Jamey Gambrell

Jamey gambrell

Translator from the Russian

Chloe Garcia Roberts

Chloe garcia roberts

John Gardner

John gardner

20th century American author

Constance Garnett

Constance garnett

Constance Garnett (1861–1946) was the first major translator of Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Chekhov, and Gogol into English.

Romain Gary

Romain gary

Franco-Lithuanian novelist

William H. Gass

William h. gass

William H. Gass is an American novelist and critic.

Tom Geddes

Tom geddes

Wilhelm Genazino

Wilhelm genazino

Contemporary German freelance writer

William Gerhardie

William gerhardie

20th century Anglo-Russian novelist, playwright and short story writer

Van C. Gessel

Van c. gessel

William Gibson

William gibson

André  Gide

Andre gide

20th century French novelist, critic, translator and essayist

Stuart Gilbert

Stuart gilbert

Mirra Ginsburg

Mirra ginsburg

Mirra Ginsburg is a Belarusian-born writer and translator.

Oliverio Girondo

Oliverio girondo

Argentine poet

Sheila Faria Glaser

Sheila faria glaser

Peter Glassgold

Peter glassgold

Contemporary American writer and editor

Goethe

Goethe

German author, poet and philosopher of the 18th and 19th centuries

Nikolai Gogol

Nikolai gogol

Nikolai Gogol (1809–1852) was a novelist and political satirist.  The author of _Dead Souls_ and _The Overcoat_, he is considered one of Russia’s greatest writers.

Francisco Goldman

Francisco goldman

American writer

Yvan Goll

Yvan goll

20th century Franco-German bilingual writer, playwright, novelist, translator and poet

John Goodby

John goodby

William Goyen

William goyen

Author and translator from the French

Yoshimasu Gozo

Yoshimasu gozo

Amelia Gray

Amelia gray

Henry Green

Henry green

20th century British novelist

Derek Gromadzki

Derek gromadzki

Allen Grossman

Allen grossman

Contemporary American poet

Martin Grzimek

Martin grzimek

Contemporary German novelist

Gu Cheng

Gu cheng

20th century Chinese poet

John Guare

John guare

John Guare is an American playwright.

Albert J. Guerard

Albert j. guerard

Leila Guerriero

Leila guerriero

Henri Guigonnat

Henri guigonnat

Henri Guigonnat was a French writer primarily known for his book, Daemon in Lithuania, which is testimony to his humorous, perverse and elegant writing style.

Eugene Guillevic

Eugene guillevic

20th Century French Poet

Lars Gustafsson

Lars gustafsson

Contemporary Swedish novelist, story-writer, poet, critic and professor.

Leland Guyer

Leland guyer

Portuguese translator

Martín Hadis

Martin hadis

Sakutaro Hagiwara

Sakutaro hagiwara

Russell Haley

Russell haley

Contemporary English fiction writer and poet

James B. Hall

James b. hall

20th century American novelist and poet

Michael Hamburger

Michael hamburger

Sam Hamill

Sam hamill

Contemporary American poet

Knut Hamsun

Knut hamsun

Norwegian novelist of the 19th and 20th centuries

Peter Handke

Peter handke

Contemporary Austrian modernist novelist, poet, playwright and drama writer

Geraldine Harcourt

Geraldine harcourt

Japanese translator

Jean Harris

Jean harris

Lesley Harrison

Lesley harrison

Luis Harss

Luis harss

Translator from the Spanish

Rosalind Harvey

Rosalind harvey

UK-based translator from the Spanish.

Patricia Haugaard

Patricia haugaard

John Hawkes

John hawkes

20th century American novelist

Celia Hawkesworth

Celia hawkesworth

Albert Hayes

Albert hayes

20th century American editor and professor

Samuel Hazo

Samuel hazo

Contemporary American poet

Laura Healy

Laura healy

Robert Heibling

Robert heibling

German scholar

Robert Helbling

Robert helbling

Jan Heller Levi

Jan heller levi

Gustaw Herling-Grudzinski

Gustaw herling grudzinski

Gustaw Herling-Grudzinski was a Polish writer and soldier. He is best known for writing a personal account of life in the Soviet gulag called _A World Apart_

Felisberto Hernández

Felisberto hernandez

William Herrick

William herrick

William Herrick traveled all around the United States as a hobo, fought in the Spanish Civil War and spent much of his life in New York as a court reporter.

Hermann Hesse

Hermann hesse

Herman Hesse was a German-Swiss poet, novelist, and painter who received the 1946 Nobel Prize in Literature.

David Hinton

David hinton

David Hinton is an American poet and translator of ancient Chinese poetry.

David B. Hobbs

David b hobbs

Michael Hofmann

Michael hofmann1

Poet and translator from the German

Gert Hofmann

Gert hofmann

20th Century German writer and scholar

Edwin Honig

Edwin honig

Edwin Honig was an American poet, playwright and translator. He was involved in the founding of the Brown University Graduate Program in Creative Writing.

Paul Hoover

Paul hoover

Paul Hoover is an American poet and editor, and is widely known as the editor of New American Writing

Richard Howard

Richard howard

Irving Howe

Irving howe

Vicente Huidobro

Vicente huidobro

Chilean poet

Michael Hulse

Michael hulse

Maude Hutchins

Maude hutchins

Maude Hutchins was an American novelist who was noted for her use of the nouveau roman style of writing.

Qurratulain Hyder

Qurratulain hyder

Qurratulain Hyder was a novelist, academic and journalist who was considered very influential in Urdu literature.

Sonallah Ibrahim

Sonallah ibrahim

Egyptian activist and writer

Rachel Ingalls

Rachel ingalls

James Irby

James irby

Christopher Isherwood

Christopher isherwood

Christopher Isherwood was an English-American novelist who is best known for his novel _A Single Man_.

Ledo Ivo

Ledo ivo

Brazilian journalist, poet, novelist, and essayist who favored classical forms and rhythms

Rabee Jaber

Rabee jaber

Lebanese novelist and journalist

Philippe Jaccottet

Philippe jaccottet

Philippe Jaccottet is a poet and translator who publishes in French.

Anne Jackson

Anne jackson

American Actress

Fleur Jaeggy

Fleur jaeggy

Fleur Jaggy is a translator and novelist.

Henry James

Henry james

Henry James was a prolific author and one of the key figures of 19th century literary realism.

Gustav Janouch

Gustav janouch

Gustav Janouch was a Czech poet and memoirist remembered most for his memoir _Conversations with Kafka_

Penelope Jardine

Penelope jardin

Alfred Jarry

Alfred jarry

Alfred Jarry was a French author and dramatist.  The production of his Ubu Roi caused great controversy and riot on its opening night.

William Jay Smith

William jay smith

Robinson Jeffers

Robinson jeffers

Robinson Jeffers was a modernist American poet

B.S. Johnson

B. s. johnson

B.S. Johnson was an English experimental novelist, poet, and critic.

Bill Johnston

Bill johnston

Maria Jolas

Maria jolas

Shane Jones

Shane jones

Francis R. Jones

Francis r. jones

Gabriel Josipovici

Gabriel josipovici

Gabriel Josipovici is a British novelist, critic and university professor.

Camilo José Cela

Camilo jose cela

Camilo José Cela was a significant contributor to 20th century Spanish Literature.

James Joyce

James joyce

James Joyce was one of innovators of postmodernism. He is widely considered one of the most important writers of the 20th century.

Stanislaus Joyce

Stanislaus joyce s

Early 20th century Irish writer and scholar

Margaret Jull Costa

Margaret jull costa

Toming Jun Liu

Toming jun liu

Franz Kafka

Franz kafka

Bilge Karasu

Bilge karasu

Bilge Karasu is regarded as the preeminent Turkish Modernist writer

Mary Karr

Mary karr

Contemporary American poet and writer

Bob Kaufman

Bob kaufman

Robert Kaufman was one a Beat Poet who helped define the “San Francisco Renaissance” poetry movement

Donald Keene

Donald keene

Translator and scholar of Japanese literature

Thomas Keith

Thomas keith

Christoph Keller

Christoph keller

Kenyon Critics

Kenyon critics

Sue Monk Kidd

Sue monk kidd

Sue Monk Kidd is an American novelist.

Abdelfattah Kilito

Abdelfattah kilito

Abdelfattah Kilito is a Moroccan author who has published several books in Arabic and French.

Lincoln Kirstein

Lincoln kirstein

Lincoln Kirstein was an American writer best known for founding the New York City Ballet.

Danilo Kiš

Danilo ki

Danilo Kiš was a Yugoslavian novelist who wrote in Serbo-Croatian.

Lee Klein

Lee klein

Lucas Klein

Lucas klein1

Translator from the Chinese

Heinrich von Kleist

Heinrich von kleist

Heinrich von Kleist was a German writer and soldier.

Alexander Kluge

Alexander kluge

Alexander Kluge is a famous German filmmaker and author.

Rosalie Knecht

Rosalie knecht

Tynan Kogane

Tynan kogane editor

Kono Taeko

Taeko kono

Taeko Kono is a well known contemporary Japanese writer and critic.

Dezső Kosztolányi

Dezs kosztolanyi

Dezső Kosztolányi was a Hungarian prose writer and poet.

Elaine Kraf

Elaine kraf

Elaine Kraf is an American novelist and teacher.

Kern Krapohl

Kern krapohl

Nicole Krauss

Nicole krauss

Contemporary American author and friend of New Directions

Rüdiger Kremer

Ruediger kremer

Rüdiger Kremer is a contemporary German writer.

Miroslav Krleža

Miroslav krlea

Miroslav Krleža was a dominant Croatian and Yugoslav writer.

Ryszard Krynicki

Ryszard krynicki

Mark Kurlansky

Mark kurlansky

Mark Kurlansky is an American non-fiction writer and journalist.

Tony Kushner

Tony kushner

Anna Kushner

Anna kushner

Louise Labé

Louise labe

16th century French female poet

Jules Laforgue

Jules laforgue

Poet of Moral Tales

John Lahr

John lahr

John Lahr is a theater critic and has been the senior drama critic for the New Yorker since October 1992.

Davide Lajolo

Davide lajolo

Biographer of Cesare Pavase

Carlton Lake

Carlton lake

Art critic and collector.

P. Lal

P. lal

P. Lal was a poet and Sanskrit scholar who helped bring ancient Sanskrit plays to a modern audience.

Dalai Lama

Dalai lama

The Dalai Lama is both the head of State and the spiritual leader of Tibet.

Dalai Lama

Dalai lama1

The Dalai Lama is both the head of State and the spiritual leader of Tibet.

Tommaso Landolfi

Tommaso landolfi

Tommaso Landolfi was a Italian writer and translator.  His collection of stories, Gogol’s wife, was cited as a “must read” by Donald Barthelme

Deborah Larsen

Deborah larsen

author of Stitching Porcelain

James Laughlin

James laughlin

James Laughlin was the founder of New Directions and author of several collections of poetry

Comte de Lautréamont

Comte de lautreamont

Controversial French author who influenced surrealism

D. H. Lawrence

D. h. lawrence

Author of Lady Chatterly’s Lover and Quetzalcoatl

Robert Lax

Robert lax

author of “33 Poems”

Irving Layton

Irving layton

Author of “Selected Poems”

Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula k. le guin

Ursula K. Le Guin is an American writer.

Sylvia Legris

Sylvia legris

Canadian poet

Rosamond Lehmann

Rosamond lehmann

Christine Lehner

Christine lehner

Author of “Expecting”

Herbert Leibowitz

Herbert leibowitz

Author of Fabricating Lives

Sister Therese Lentfoehr

Sister therese lentfoehr

Poet and Nun

Siegfried Lenz

Siegfried lenz

German author Siegfried Lenz has written novels and produced several collections of short stories, essays, and plays for radio and the theatre.

Giuseppe Leporace

Giuseppe leporace

Jonathan Lethem

Jonathan lethem

Denise Levertov

Denise levertov

Poet and political activist

Alvin Levin

Alvin levin

Harry Levin

Harry levin

Literary scholar

Suzanne Jill Levine

Suzanne jill levine

Alexis Levitin

Alexis levitin

Roger Lewinter

Roger lewinter

Wyndham Lewis

Wyndham lewis

Editor of Blast Magazine, Co-founder of Vorticism

Li Ching-Chao

Li ching chao

Ancient Chinese poet

Li Po

Li po

Ancient Chinese poet

Enrique Lihn

Enrique lihn

20th Century Chilean poet

Hsieh Ling-Yün

Hsieh ling yuen

Hsieh Ling-Yün was an ancient Chinese poet who is credited with initiating the tradition of “rivers-and-mountains” poetry.

Luljeta Lleshanaku

Luljeta lleshanaku

Contemporary Albanian poet

Federico García Lorca

Federico garcia lorca

20th Century Spanish Poet

Johnny Lorenz

Johnny lorenz

Translator of Brazilian literature.

Alvin Lustig

Alvin lustig designers page

Linda Lê

Linda le

Author of “The Three Fates”

Alfred MacAdam

Alfred macadam

Contemporary American Translator of Julio Cortázar’s FINAL EXAM

Donald MacAulay

Donald macaulay

20th Century Scottish Poet

Hugh MacDiarmid

Hugh macdiarmid

20th century Scottish poet

Bonnie S. MacDougall

Bonnie s. macdougall

Contemporary Australian translator of Ah Chang

C. F. MacIntyre

C. f. macintyre

Ian S. MacNiven

Durrell and miller

Ian. S. MacNiven is a American biographer.

Ralph

Chen maiping

Xavier de Maistre

Xavier de maistre

18th Century French writer

Stéphane Mallarmé

Stephane mallarme

French Symbolist Poet

Oscar Mandel

Oscar mandel

20th Century Belgian writer

Charlotte Mandell

Charlotte mandell

Osip Mandelstam

Osip mandelstam

Ralph Manheim

Ralph manheim

Abby Mann

Abby mann

20th century American film writer and producer

Ben Marcus

Ben marcus

David Markson

David markson

20th Century Novelist

Julio Marzán

Julio marzan

Javier Marías

Javier marias

Contemporary Spanish novelist

Carole Maso

Carole maso

Contemporary Experimental Novelist

Alane Salierno Mason

Alane salierno mason

Harry Mathews

Harry mathews

Jackson Mathews

Jackson mathews

American poet and translator from the French.

Marthiel Mathews

Marthiel mathews

American poet and translator from the French.

Christopher Mattison

Christopher mattison

Armistead Maupin

Armistead maupin

Armistead Maupin is an American writer.

André Maurois

Andre maurois

Will May

Will may

Bernadette Mayer

Bernadette mayer

Contemporary American Poet

Paul McCarthy

Paul mccarthy

Japanese translator

Michael McClure

Michael mcclure

Contemporary American Poet, Playwright, Novelist

Carson McCullers

Carson mccullers

20th Century American novelist

Alastair McEwen

Alastair mcewen

Vincent McHugh

Vincent mchugh

Anne McLean

Anne mclean

Spanish Translator

Enid McLeod

Enid mcleod

Terrence McNally

Terrence mcnally

Terrence McNally is an American playwright

George McWhirter

George mcwhirter

Semadar Megged

Semadar megged

Thomas Merton

Thomas merton

20th Century Theological Poet

Douglas Messerli

Douglas messerli

20th Century American Poet and Publisher

Jeffery Meyers

Jeffery meyers

20th Century American Writer

Henri Michaux

Henri michaux

20th Century Belgian Poet

Christopher Middleton

Christopher middleton

Dunya Mikhail

Dunya mikhail

20th Century Iraqi Poet

Valerie Miles

Valerie miles

Henry Miller

Henry miller

20th Century American writer

Anna Milsom

Anna milsom

Translator of Spanish

Yukio Mishima

Yukio mishima

20th Century Japanese novelist and playwright

Frédéric Mistral

Frederic mistral

19th Century French Poet and Nobel Laureate

Breon Mitchell

Breon mitchell

Contemporary American translator of German literature

Nancy Mitford

Nancy mitford

Margaret Mitsutani

Margaret mitsutani

Teru Miyamoto

Teru miyamoto

21st Century Japanese novelist

Eugenio Montale

Eugenio montale

20th Century Italian poet and Nobel laureate

Rick Moody

Rick moody

Rick Moody is an American novelist and short story writer.

Michael F. Moore

Michael f moore

Paul Morand

Paul morand

20th Century French Poet

Adam Morris

Adam morris

American Translator

Nicholas Moschovakis

Nicholas moschovakis

Benjamin Moser

Benjamin moser

Benjamin Moser is an American writer and translator.

Gregory Mosher

Gregory mosher

Gregory Mosher is a long time director, producer, and writer. He is currently a professor at Columbia University.

Miranda Richmond Mouillot

Miranda richmond mouillot

Mu Xin

Mu xin

Contemporary Chinese fiction writer and visual artist

Paul Muldoon

Paul muldoon

Paul Muldoon is an Irish poet.

Harryette Mullen

Harryette mullen

Ottilie Mulzet

Ottilie mulzet

Sam Munson

Sam munson

American writer

James Munves

James munves

20th Century American writer

Steven T. Murray

Steven t. murray

American translator

Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir nabokov

20th Century Russian novelist

Sawako Nakayasu

Sawako nakayasu

Raduan Nassar

Raduan nassar

Alan Neame

Alan neame

Pablo Neruda

Pablo neruda

20th Century Chilean poet

New Directions

New directions

Denise Newman

Denise newman

Robert Nichols

Robert nichols

20th century American beat poet

Susanna Nied

Susanna nied

John Nims

John nims

20th Century American Poet

Amélie Nothomb

Amelie nothomb

Contemporary Belgian writer

Idra Novey

Idra novey

Contemporary American poet and translator

Tiina Nunnally

Tiina nunnally

American translator

Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce carol oates

Contemporary American Novelist

Griselda Ohannessian

Griselda ohannessian

New Directions Publisher and Memoirist

Sayuri Okamoto

Sayuri okamoto

Paul Olchváry

Paul olchvary

Hungarian translator

Toby Olson

Toby olson

Charles Olson

Charles olson

20th Century American Poet

George Oppen

George oppen

20th Century American Poet

Wilfred Owen

Wilfred owen

20th Century British poet

José Emilio Pacheco

Jose pacheco

20th Century Mexican Poet

Michael Palmer

Michael palmer

Contemporary American Poet

Richard Panchyk

Richard panchyk

Writer, German translator

Daniele Pantano

Daniele pantano

Tim Parks

Tim parks

Nicanor Parra

Nicanor parra

20th Century Chilean Poet

Geoffrey Parrinder

Geoffrey parrinder

20th Century Theologian

Boris Pasternak

Boris pasternak

20th Century Russian Writer

Kenneth Patchen

Kenneth patchen

20th Century American Poet

J. C. Patrick

J. c. patrick

Ota Pavel

Ota pavel

20th Century Czech Writer

Paul M. Pearson

Paul m. pearson

Victor Pelevin

Victor pelevin

Contemporary Russian novelist

Marjorie Perloff

Marjorie perloff

Contemporary American Literary Critic

Saint John Perse

Saint john perse

20th Century French Poet

Fernando Pessoa

Fernando pessoa

Jan Peter Tripp

Jan peter tripp

Adam Phillips

Adam phillips

René Philoctète

Rene philoctete

20th Century Haitian writer

Alejandra Pizarnik

Alejandra pizarnik

Argentine poet

Jerónimo Pizarro

Jer nimo pizarro

Po Chu-I

Po chu i

Ancient Chiense Poet

Mark Polizzotti

Mark polizzotti

Joe Ashby Porter

Joe porter

20th Century American Writer

Anne Posten

Anne posten

Ezra Pound

Ezra pound

20th Century American poet

Caradog Prichard

Caradog prichard

20th Century Welsh Novelist

Minna Zallman Proctor

Minna zallman proctor

Francine Prose

Francine prose

Marcel Proust

Marcel proust

James Purdy

James purdy

20th Century American novelist

Qian Zhongshu

Qian zhongshu

20th Century Chinese novelist

Raymond Queneau

Raymond queneau

20th Century French experimentalist

Gregory Rabassa

Gregory rabassa

20th Century American translator

Mary de Rachewiltz

Mary rachewiltz

20th Century American memoirist

Philip Rahv

Philip rahv

Emma Ramadan

Emma ramadan

American translator

Camilo Ramirez

Camilo ramirez

Margaret Randall

Margaret randall

20th Century American Poet

John Ransom

John ransom

20th Century American literary critic

Raja Rao

Raja rao

20th Century Indian novelist

Herbert Read

Herbert read

20th Century British writer

Erik Reece

Erik reece

20th Century American Art Critic

Matt Reeck

Matt reeck

Lou Reed

Lou reed

Alastair Reid

Alastair reid

James Reidel

James reidel

James Reidel is a poet, translator, and biographer.

Pierre Reverdy

Pierre reverdy

20th Century French poet

Kenneth Rexroth

Kenneth rexroth

20th Century American poet, essayist, and translator.

Rodrigo Rey Rosa

Rodrigo rey rosa

20th century Guatemalan novelist

Charles Reznikoff

Charles reznikoff

20th Century American writer of the Objectivist group

Frances Riddle

Frances riddle

Keith Ridgway

Keith ridgway

Contemporary Irish writer

Erik Rieselbach

Erik rieselbach designer page

Rainer Rilke

Rainer rilke

20th century German-language poet, novelist and translator

Arthur Rimbaud

Arthur rimbaud

19th century French poet

Kim Stanley Robinson

Kim stanley robinson

Edouard Roditi

Edouard roditi

20th Century American writer

Selden Rodman

Selden rodman

20th century American poet, writer and art critic

David Roessel

David roessel

Editor and Professor of Greek Language and Literature

Frederick Rolfe (Baron Corvo)

Frederick rolfe baron corvo

British late 19th century novelist and short story writer

Guillermo Rosales

Guillermo rosales

20th century Cuban novelist

Evelio Rosero

Evelio rosero

Contemporary Colombian novelist

Hilda Rosner

Hilda rosner

Amelia Rosselli

Amelia rosselli

Joseph Roth

Joseph roth

20th Century Austrian writer

Jerome Rothenberg

Jerome rothenberg

Contemporary American poet

Ralf Rothmann

Ralf rothmann

Contemporary German novelist and poet

Raymond Roussel

Raymond roussel

Muriel Rukeyser

Muriel rukeyser

American poet and activist

Annette J. Saddick

Annette j. saddick

Nayantara Sahgal

Nayantara sahgal

Contemporary Indian novelist and journalist

Paul Sahre

Paul sahre

Saigyo

Saigyo

12th century Japanese poet

Ihara Saikaku

Ihara saikaku

17th century Japanese poet

Yvonne L. Sandstroem

Yvonne l. sandstroem

Geoffrey W. Sargent

Geoffrey w. sargent

Geoffrey W. Sargent is a translator.

William Saroyan

William saroyan

20th century American novelist and playwright

Nathalie Sarraute

Nathalie sarraute

Albertine Sarrazin

Albertine sarrazin

French-Algerian writer who wrote only two novels before dying at twenty-nine.

Stephen Sartarelli

Stephen sartarelli

Jean-Paul Sartre

Jean paul sartre

20th century French writer, critic and philosopher

Hiroaki Sato

Hiroaki sato

Irmgard Schloegl

Irmgard schloegl

20th Century Zen Buddhist nun and writer

Marian Schwartz

Marian schwartz

Delmore Schwartz

Delmore schwartz

20th century American poet and short story writer

G. Schwebell

G. schwebell

Gertrude Schwebell is primarily a translator of German writing.

John Scott

John scott j

Contemporary English-Australian poet

Peter Scott

Peter scott pd

Contemporary Canadian poet, journalist and diplomat

C.K. Scott-Moncrieff

C.k. scott moncrieff

Carl Seelig

Carl seelig

Will Self

Will self

Will Self is a British novelist and short story writer.

Eric Selland

Eric selland

Translator from the Japanese

Julian Semilian

Julian semilian

Danzy Senna

Danzy senna

Aharon Shabtai

Aharon shabtai

Contemporary Israeli poet and translator

Hasan Shah

Hasan shah

18th century Indian writer

Li Shangyin

Li shangyin

John Patrick Shanley

John patrick shanley

American playwright, screenwriter and director

Merchant-Prince Shattan

Merchant prince shattan

Ancient Tamil Poet

Roger Shattuck

Roger shattuck

Kazuko Shiraishi

Kazuko shiraishi

Contemporary experimental Japanese poet

Richard Sieburth

Richard sieburth

Yvette Siegert

Yvette siegert

Translator from the Spanish

Katherine Silver

Katherine silver

Contemporary American translator of Spanish

Charles Simic

Charles simic

Contemporary Serbian poet and translator

Andrew Sinclair

Andrew sinclair

Contemporary English writer and historian

C. H. Sisson

C. sisson

20th-century British poet, translator, essayist, and novelist

Jordan A. Y. Smith

Jordan a y smith

Japanese translator

Patti Smith

Patti smith

Patti Smith is an American singer-songwriter and author.

D. Smith

D. smith dh

20th Century English minister, scholar and teacher

Stevie Smith

Stevie smith s

20th century English poet and novelist

Gary Snyder

Gary snyder

Contemporary American beat poet, essayist and environmental activist

Gustaf Sobin

Gustaf sobin

20th century American poet and writer

Susan Sontag

Susan sontag

Reto Sorg

Reto sorg

Gilbert Sorrentino

Gilbert sorrentino1

Gilbert Sorrentino

Gilbert sorrentino

20th century American poet, novelist and critic

K. C. S. Sotelino

K c s sotelino

Muriel Spark

Muriel spark

20th century Scottish novelist, poet and essayist

Theodore Spencer

Theodore spencer

American poet

Reiner Stach

Reiner stach

Enid Starkie

Enid starkie

Irish literary critic

George Steiner

George steiner g

Contemporary critic and essayist

Robert Steiner

Robert steiner r

Contemporary American writer

Stendhal

Stendhal

Early 19th century French novelist

Ann Stevens

Ann stevens

Auston Stewart

Auston stewart

Bianca Stone

Bianca stone

Bianca Stone is a poet and illustrator.

Donna Stonecipher

Donna stonecipher

Anna Della Subin

Anna della subin 1

American writer

Anna Della Subin

Anna della subin

American writer

Jules Supervielle

Jules supervielle

Early 20th century Uruguayan poet

Walter Sutton

Walter sutton

20th century American literary critic

Italo Svevo

Italo svevo

Early 20th century Italian novelist

Richard Swartz

Richard swartz

Contemporary Swedish writer

George Szirtes

George szirtes

Antonio Tabucchi

Antonio tabucchi

Contemporary Italian writer and academic

Nathaniel Tarn

Nathaniel tarn

Contemporary franco-american poet, translator and critic

Peter Tegel

Peter tegel

Craig Morgan Teicher

Craig morgan teicher

Emma Tennant

Emma tennant

Contemporary British novelist

Norman Thomas

Norman thomas

20th century American writer

Merlin Thomas

Merlin thomas m

20th century French scholar

Bonnie Thurston

Bonnie thurston

Lynne Tillman

Lynne tillman

Uwe Timm

Uwe timm

Contemporary German author

Nancy M. Tischler

Nancy m. tischler

Stefan Tobler

Stefan tobler

Stefan Tobler is a translator from Portuguese and German.

Charles Tomlinson

Charles tomlinson

Contemporary British poet and scholar

Federigo Tozzi

Federigo tozzi

Early 20th century Italian realist writer

Lionel Trilling

Lionel trilling

20th century American critic

Yumiko Tsumura

Yumiko tsumura

Yūko Tsushima

Yuko tsushima

Contemporary Japanese writer

Leonid Tsypkin

Leonid tsypkin

20th Century Russian writer

Tu Fu

Tu fu

8th century Chinese poet

Niccolo Tucci

Niccolo tucci

20th Century Italian writer

Annie Tucker

Annie tucker

Martin Turnell

Martin turnell

Frederic Tuten

Frederic tuten

Contemporary American writer

Colm Tóibín

Colm toibin

Colm Tóibín is an Irish author.

Dubravka Ugresic

Dubravka ugresic

Contemporary Croatian writer

John Updike

John updike

John Updike is an American novelist and literary critic.

Paul Valery

Paul valery

19th century French poet and philosopher

Paul Van Ostaijen

Paul van ostaijen

Early 20th century Flemish writer

Louise Varese

Louise varese

Leila Vennewitz

Leila vennewitz

Lara Vergnaud

Lara vergnaud

American translator

Luis Verissimo

Luis verissimo

Contemporary Brazilian writer

J. Keith Vincent

J keith vincent

Elio Vittorini

Elio vittorini

20th Century writer

Swami Vivekananda

Swami vivekananda

William Vollmann

William vollmann

Rosmarie Waldrop

Rosmarie waldrop

Contemporary American poet

Eli Wallach

Eli wallach

An enduring American actor

Donald D. Walsh

Donald d. walsh

Wang Wei

Wang wei

8th century Chinese poet

Andy Warhol

Andy warhol

Robert Penn Warren

Robert warren

20th Century American writer

John Waters

John waters

John Waters is an American filmmaker, actor and writer.

Alyson Waters

Alyson waters

Vernon Watkins

Vernon watkins

20th Century Welsh poet and translator

Robert Way

Robert way

Contemporary South African novelist

Ann Weinstock

Ann weinstock

Max Weiss

Max weiss

Scholar and Arabic translator

Marta Werner

Marta werner

American Dickinson scholar

Liz Werner

Liz werner

Nathanael West

Nathanael west n

20th century American author and screenwriter

Paul West

Paul west p

Contemporary English Novelist

John Wheelwright

John wheelwright

20th Century American poet

George Whicher

George whicher

20th Century American Scholar

William Eric Williams

William eric williams

Jonathan Williams

Jonathan williams

20th Century American poet and publisher

William Carlos Williams

William carlos williams

One of the greatest poets of the 20th Century, William Carlos Williams is “The cornerstone of New Directions”

Edmund Wilson

Edmund wilson

Lanford Wilson

Lanford wilson

Lanford Wilson was an American playwright who contributed largely to the Off-Off-Broadway theater scene in the 1980s.

Natasha Wimmer

Natasha wimmer

Elizabeth Winslow

Elizabeth winslow

Yvor Winters

Yvor winters

20th century American poet and literary critic

Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette winterson

James Wood

James wood

American critic, essayist, and novelist

Deborah Woodard

Deborah woodard

Jim Woodring

Jim woodring

Jim Woodring is an American comic book writer and artist.

Barbara Wright

Barbara wright

Jeffrey Yang

Jeffrey yang author page

Donald Yates

Donald yates

Kyoko Yoshida

Kyoko yoshida

Zinovy Zinik

Zinovy zinik

Contemporary Russian author

Louis Zukofsky

Louis zukofsky

20th century American poet

Gini Alhadeff

Gini alhadeff

Eugénio de Andrade

Eugenio de andrade

20th century Portuguese poet and translator

Choderlos de Laclos

Choderlos laclos

French author and army general

Madame de Lafayette

Madame lafayette

Baroque period author of _The Princess of Clèves_

Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

Giuseppe tomasi di lampedusa

Paul Éluard

Paul luard

20th century French Surrealist poet

István Örkény

Istvan rkeny

20th Century Hungarian Writer

Hidde Van Ameyden van Duym

Hidde van ameyden van duym

Mathias Énard

Mathias enard