Chris Abani

NYT Bestselling Novelist
Nigerian-born Poet

Osama Alomar

Acclaimed Syrian Author
Flash Fiction/Poetry

Richard Blanco

Obama's Inaugural Poet
Poetry Education Ambassador

Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

Mexican Poet & Translator
Immigration Advocate

Bryan Doerries

Theater of War Productions
Translator of Ancient Greek

Cristina Garcí­a

Novelist, Poet, YA Author
Cuban-American Writer

Isabella Hammad

Award-winning Novelist
O. Henry Prize

Nathalie Handal

Arab American Book Award
Dislocation, Home & Exile

Akil Kumarasamy

Award-winning Author
Bard Fiction Prize

Li-Young Lee

Chinese American Poet
Resilience, Faith, Exile

Nikola Madzirov

Award-winning Poet
Exile & Refugees

Dunya Mikhail

Iraqi-American Poet & Writer
Arab American Book Award

Caryl Phillips

Award-winning Novelist and Playwright
PEN/Open Book Award

Mai Der Vang

Acclaimed Hmong Poet
Exile & Refugees

Juan Gabriel Vásquez

NYT Bestselling Novelist
IMPAC Dublin Award

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

Novelist & Memoirist
Literary & Social Activist

Wanjikũ wa Ngũgĩ

Acclaimed Novelist & Short Story Writer