Thomas Lang (Germany, Fiction) October 9-November 6
Thomas was born at Nümbrecht. He studied German Literature at Frankfurt/Main. Now he lives in Munich and works primarily on novels. In 2005 he won the Austrian writers’ competition “Ingeborg Bachmann Prize”. His last novel, Jim, published in 2012, deals with a couple hosting an ape in their garden.
Müesser Yenîay (Turkey, Poetry) October 9-November 6
Müesser was born in İzmir and graduated from Ege University with a degree in English Language and Literature. Her books are Darkness also falls its ground (2009), I drew the sky again (2011), The Other Consciousness: Surrealism and The Second New (2013), Before Me There Were Deserts (2014). Her poems have been translated into various languages. Müesser is the editor of the literature magazine Şiirden (of Poetry). She is currently pursuing a PhD in Turkish literature at Bilkent University.
Maja Šoljan (Croatia, Translation) October 9-November 6
Since 1980, Maja has translated R.L. Stevenson, Jack London, George Orwell, Philip Roth, WB Yeats, Haruki Murakami, Anita Desai, Alexander McCall Smith, Jeffrey Eugenides and Alice Munro, among others. Twice she has been the winner of the Kiklop Prize for best translation, in 2009 for Murakami’s After Dark and in 2011 for Alice Munro’s Hateship, Friendship. In June of 2009 she was a resident at the Banff International Translation Centre program.
Panagiotis Gavriiloglou (Greece, Fiction) October 9-November 6
Panagiotis studied Psychology at the University of Crete and at Panteion University. His reviews, articles, and photography regularly appear in magazines and newspapers. In 2016, Antipodes will publish his debut in Greek, a short story collection, A Summary of the Complete Works. He is the co-founder of independent English-language micropress Pilotless Press, which publishes original fiction by Greek authors writing in English.
David Van Reybrouck (Belgium, Nonfiction/Theater/Poetry) Oct 9-Nov 6
David is an award-winning author, acclaimed playwright, reporter, poet and democracy activist who studied in Leuven and Cambridge and holds a doctorate from Leiden University. Based in Brussels, he writes non-fiction, fiction, poetry and theatre. His book Congo: The Epic History of A People became an international bestseller. He is the founder of the Brussels Poetry Collective and the G1000 Citizens’ Summit. He is honorary president of PEN Vlaanderen.
Elisa Wouk Almino (U.S./Brazil, Translation) October 9-November 6
Elisa is a Brooklyn-based writer and translates poetry and fiction from Portuguese. She holds a B.A. in English and Art History from Barnard College and an M.A. in Cultural Reporting and Criticism from New York University. She is currently working on an English translation of Paulo Leminski’s poetry and is an editor and critic at the arts blog Hyperallergic. She is Brazilian, and she has lived in Brasilia, as well as various cities throughout Europe and the United States.
Kai Weyand (Germany, Fiction) October 14-November 6
Kai was born in Freiburg and studied German, Geography and Politics. He worked as a teacher in prison, ran “Literaturbuero” for five years in Freiburg and now works as an undertaker. He has published a collection of short stories and the novels Schiefer eröffnet spanisch and Applaus für Bronikowski, which was published in 2015. He still lives in Freiburg.
N. N. Ndjekery (Chad/Switzerland, Poetry/Fiction/Theater) Oct 17-Nov 6
Emerging from a childhood rooted in sub-Saharan orality, N.N. discovered writing and devoted his passion to it. Since then, he has published social frescoes steeped in poetry and humor. He is the author of six books (all written in French), including four novels, a play and, the last one, a collection of short stories. His next novel will be published in 2016.
The KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction showcases the finest in contemporary fiction from new and emerging writers.