Chris Abani

NYT Bestselling Novelist
Nigerian-born Poet

Osama Alomar

Acclaimed Syrian Author
Flash Fiction/Poetry

Peter Balakian

Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet
Black Dog of Fate

Bryan Doerries

Theater of War Productions
Translator of Ancient Greek

Protected: Tarfia Faizullah

Award-winning Poet & Writer

Carolyn Forché

Award-winning Poet
Memoir: What You Have Heard Is True

Aminatta Forna

Award-winning Novelist
Acclaimed Memoirist

Josh Fox

Director of Gasland Films
LennonOno Peace Award

Isabella Hammad

Award-winning Novelist
O. Henry Prize

Nathalie Handal

Arab American Book Award
Dislocation, Home & Exile

Brenda Hillman

Griffin Poetry Prize
Environmental Advocate

Hisham Matar

Pulitzer Prize-winning Memoirist
Acclaimed Libyan Novelist

Dunya Mikhail

Iraqi Poet & Memoirist
Arab American Book Award

Pádraig Ó Tuama

Acclaimed Irish Poet
Podcast Host: Poetry Unbound

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh

Award-winning Memoirist
Acclaimed Story Writer

Brian Turner

Acclaimed Soldier-Poet
Memoirist & Essayist

Raúl Zurita

Acclaimed Chilean Poet