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Anna María Iglesia
Anna María Iglesia (b. 1986, Granada) (@AnnaMIglesia) holds degrees in Italian literature and comparative literature as well as a PhD from the University of Barcelona. She is a cultural journalist who contributes regularly with various media (Librújula, The Objective, El Confidencial, Letra Global, Turia, La esfera de Papel, Altaïr) where she writes primarily about literature and the publishing world. She has translated into Spanish Colette’s Regalos de Invierno and is also the author of La revolución de las flâneuses (Cahiers Wunderkammer, 2019).
Alma Igra is a historian of food and science in the twentieth century. She received her PhD from Columbia University in 2020. Her grandfather was born in Bessarabia, her mother was born in Haifa, she was born in Jerusalem, and her son was born in New York.
Z’étoile Imma is Assistant Professor of English and Research and Teaching Faculty in the Gender Studies Program at the University of Notre Dame. Her work explores gender and sexuality in contemporary anglophone African and African diaspora literature, film, and new media. Dr. Imma has published essays on postcolonial feminisms, gender, and representation in African texts. Her current project examines love, space, and masculinities in African feminist fiction and film.
Lawson Fusao Inada
Lawson Fusao Inada was born in Fresno, California, and as a child during World War II, he was imprisoned in California, Arkansas, and Colorado. His books of poetry include Before the War, Legends from Camp, and Drawing the Line. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and has served as poet laureate of Oregon.
Elif Ince is an Istanbul-based freelance journalist. She contributes to the New York Times and Deutsche Welle among other news outlets. She worked as a reporter for the daily Radikal between 2010 and 2014, focusing on Istanbul’s urban transformation.
Tade Ipadeola is a Nigerian poet. He is also a lawyer with experience in intellectual property law, litigation, and arbitration. Photo by Benjamin Amodu
Tiffany Isaacs is a PhD student at the University of North Texas where she writes fiction and essays. She is an assistant fiction editor at Narrative Magazine and a scholarship recipient at the Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference. She has work forthcoming in the Santa Monica Review and River Teeth.
Bunmi Ishola is a former journalist who moonlighted as a middle-school teacher for seven years before becoming a children’s book editor. Outside of work, she enjoys live theater, traveling, and serves on the board of The Word | A Storytelling Sanctuary, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing diversity in publishing.
Jale Ismayil was born in 1978 and received her graduate degree from the Baku State University School of Journalism. She has worked for several newspapers and is an editor at an advertising agency. She has published two books, one of short stories, Heykalin içindaki (2010; Stories inside a monument) and another of poetry, Birnafasa (2015; In one breath).
Albertine M. Itela
Born in Kinshasa in 1975, Albertine M. Itela spent her childhood between Belgium, Germany, and the ex-Zaire before settling in France. After graduating in political sociology at the Sorbonne, she published several articles for Radio France Outremer before becoming an actress, theater teacher, and dramatist. “Gare du Nord,” published in Kanyar, is her first published short story. She is currently working on a collection of stories about women at the time of the independence of Congo-Zaire.
Viktor Ivaniv was born in 1977 in Novosibirsk. He is the author of three books of prose, Gorod Vinograd (2003; Vinograd city), Vosstanie grez (2009; The uprising of daydreams), and Dnevnik nabliudenii (2011; Diary of observations) as well as a collection of poetry, Stekliannyi chelovek i zele-naia plastinka (2006; The glass man and the green record). His writing was short-listed for the Debut Prize (poetry category) in 2002 and the Andrei Belyi Prize (prose category) in 2009. Ivaniv currently lives and works in Novosibirsk as a librarian at the State Public Scientific Library.
Born in Riga, Latvia, in 1927, Ivar Ivask served as editor of Books Abroad and World Literature Today from 1967 to 1991. He inaugurated the Neustadt Prize in 1969.