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Asmaa Al-Ghoul (Gaza) is a short-story writer and journalist from Gaza, and advocate of media freedom. Mahmoud Dowlatabadi (Iran) is one of the Middle East's leading writers, and was imprisoned by the Shah's secret police in 1974. Alain Mabanckou (Congo) was shortlisted for the International Man Booker Prize 2015. Chan Koonchung (China) is a novelist and the founder of City Magazine. Ayelet Gundar-Goshen (Israel) is a novelist and journalist, and has worked for the Israeli civil rights movement. Hanna Krall (Poland), is an acclaimed and award-winning writer and journalist. Andrey Kurkov (Ukraine) is a writer of screenplays and author of critically acclaimed and popular novels. Andres Neuman (Spain/Argentina) is an award-winning writer of novels, short stories, essays and poetry. Elif Shafak (Turkey) is an award-winning author who writes in both English and Turkish. Samar Yazbek (Syria) is a writer and journalist, and a prominent voice supporting human rights and women's rights.]]


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Literature -- Translations into English.
Literature, Modern -- Translations into English.