Born in 1965 in Geneva, Switzerland, Philippe Rahmy is a poet and a novelist. He was awarded several prizes amongst them the Prix des Charmettes / Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the Pro Helvetia writing grant. He studied the History of Arts and Egyptology in Paris, and graduated from the University.

Alma Brami is a novelist who burst onto the scene in 2008. She published the novel Without Her, which won several awards, when she was 23 years old. She followed up that success by writing They Left Her There and As Long As You Are Happy. In the autumn of 2009, she starred in Jean Cocteau's one-act play The Human Voice in Paris. She also writes books for children. Her first childhood memoirs will be published soon. Three of her novels have been translated into Chinese.

Amal Chatterjee : is the author of the novel Across the Lakes and the historical study Representations of India, 1740-1840. Shortlisted for the 1998 Crossword India Best Novel Award, he received a Scottish Arts Council Writer's Bursary and was shortlisted for a Creative Scotland Award. He teaches Creative Writing at the University of Oxford in England.

Born in Cork in 1961. He is a poet and novelist writing in the Irish language. He studied at University College Cork where he received a Master's degree in Irish literature. Having worked for years as an Irish language terminologist with the Department of Education, he is now Assistant Chief-Translator in the Irish Parliament. Three of his collections have won the principal poetry prize in the.

Author of Hanami (2006), Latin American Short Story Award 2005; El agua está helada (2006), Sonora State Short Story Award 2005, and Cuentráficos (2006). Her books talk mainly about solitude, in communication and the Japan's atmosphere, where she lived for five years, obtaining a Comparative Public Policy Master Degree and an Asian Studies Diploma. She translated several Japanese authors into Spanish for mass media.

Linda Neil is a writer, musician and producer whose documentaries have won numerous awards at the New York Radio Festivals and have also been short listed for the United Nations Media Peace Prize. Her documentary, The Long Walk of Brother Benedict, which Linda wrote and co-produced, was recently awarded a gold medal at the NYRF and has been nominated for an Australian.

Sudeep Sen studied at St Columba's School in New Delhi and read English Literature for an honours degree at the University of Delhi. As an Inlaks Scholar, he received an MS from the Journalism School at Columbia University (New York) where he specialised in documentary film. He has also studied filmmaking at The New School (New York), earned an MA in English and Creative Writing from Hollins University (US).

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