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Goodbye To All That

Image credit: Goodbye to All That, curated by Lavinia Greenlaw, published by Pushkin Press

ALEŠ ŠTEGER

Aleš Šteger is a poet, essayist and novelist, writing in Slovenian. Aleš belongs to a generation of writers that started to publish right after the fall of Yugoslavia. His first poetry collection Šahovnice ur (1995) was sold out in three..

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Ali Smith

Ali Smith was born in Inverness in 1962 and now lives in Cambridge. She is the author of Artful, There but for the, Free Love, Like, Hotel World, Other Stories and Other Stories, The Whole Story and Other Stories, The..

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Kamila Shamsie

Kamila Shamsie  is the author of five novels:  In the City by the Sea, Kartography (both shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize), Salt and Saffron, Broken Verses and Burnt Shadows which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction,..

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Elif Shafak

Elif Șafak was born in Strasbourg, France, in 1971. She is an award-winning novelist and the most widely read woman writer in Turkey. Critics have named her as “one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary Turkish and world literature”...

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Erwin Mortier

Erwin Mortier (1965) made his mark in 1999 with his debut novel Marcel, which was awarded with  several prizes in Belgium and the Netherlands and met with universal acclaim throughout Europe. In the following years he quickly built up a..

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Daniel Kehlmann

Daniel Kehlmann was born in Munich in 1975 and lives in Berlin and New York. His works have won numerous prizes, including the Candide Prize, the Doderer Prize, the Kleist Prize, the WELT Literature Prize, and the Thomas Mann Prize...

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Xiaolu Guo

Xiaolu Guo was born in China and now lives in London. She is the author of Village of Stone (the translation was shortlisted for the Independent’s Foreign Fiction Prize and nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award); A Concise..

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Lavinia Greenlaw

Lavinia Greenlaw was born in London, where she has lived for most of her life. Her poetry includes The Casual Perfect and Minsk. She has also published novels along with two works of non-fiction, The Importance of Music to Girls and Questions of Travel: William Morris..

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NoViolet Bulawayo

NoViolet Bulawayo won the 2011 Caine Prize for African Writing and the 2013 Etisalat Prize; was shortlisted for the 2009 SA PEN Studzinsi award, the 2013 Man Booker Prize, the 2013 Guardian first book award; was a finalist for the..

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