Simon Armitage

U.K. Poet Laureate
Forward Prize

Peter Balakian

Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet
Black Dog of Fate

Carol Ann Duffy

U. K. Poet Laureate
T. S. Eliot Prize

Bernardine Evaristo

Award-winning Novelist
Booker Prize Winner

Aminatta Forna

Award-winning Novelist
Acclaimed Memoirist

Isabella Hammad

Award-winning Novelist
O. Henry Prize

Nikola Madzirov

Award-winning Poet
Exile & Refugees

Valzhyna Mort

Acclaimed Belarusian Poet
Translator of Slavic

Sir Andrew Motion

U.K. Poet Laureate (1999-09)
Dylan Thomas Prize Winner

Daniyal Mueenuddin

Pakistani-American Author
Pulitzer Prize Finalist

Pádraig Ó Tuama

Acclaimed Irish Poet
Podcast Host: Poetry Unbound

Robin Robertson

Acclaimed Scots Poet
Forward Prize Winner

Charles Simic

US Poet Laureate (2007-2008)
Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet

Juan Gabriel Vásquez

NYT Bestselling Novelist
IMPAC Dublin Award

Raúl Zurita

Acclaimed Chilean Poet
Purgatory