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Pierre CENDORS, France / Ireland

Pierre Cendors, born in 1968 in the Alpine village of Ambilly, is half-French and half-Irish. His Irish background has bred in him a love for the elemental, dense, wild landscape that inhabits his poems and novels. His most recent works are Minuit en mon silence (Le tripode, 2017), Archives du vent (Le tripode, 2015), shortlisted for the Prix Wepler 2015 and currently in the running for the Prix Lettres Frontière 2016, and L’invisible dehors, carnet islandais d’un voyage intérieur (Isolato, 2015).

Pierre Cendors devotes his time as writer in residence to his project Chefs d’œuvre invisibles.

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Philip Boehm is the author of numerous translations from Polish and German. Based in St. Louis, he is also a playwright and theater director, and the founding Artistic Director of Upstream Theater. Original works include Mixtitlan, Return of the Bedbug,Alma en venta and Soul of a Clone.

For his translations he has received numerous grants and award including fellowships from the NEA and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, as well as awards including the Helen and Kurt Wolff Translation Prize, the ALTA National Translation Award, the ATA Ungar Award, the PEN USA Translation Award, the Schlegel-Tieck Prize and the Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize.

Philip Boehm will devote his time as writer in residence to his translation of an Aleksander Fredro’s book Zemsta.

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Taran KHAN, India

Taran Khan is a journalist and non-fiction writer based in Mumbai. She grew up in Aligarh,(India) and was educated in Delhi and London. She writes on gender, Islam, popular culture and cinema. From 2006 she traveled frequently to Kabul, where she worked closely with Afghan filmmakers and journalists. Her work has been supported by the MacDowell Colony and the Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council.

Taran Khan will devote her time as writer in residence to her project Walk in Kabul.

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Philippe RAHMY, Switzerland / Egypt

Philippe Rahmy is a poet and writer, born in Geneva in 1965. He divides his time between Switzerland and Argentina. He studied Egyptology at the Ecole du Louvre and literature and philosophy at the University of Lausanne. He is a founder member of the literary creation and criticism website His texts have been published in France, Switzerland, America, Italy, and China.

His two most recent publications are Béton armé (La Table ronde 2014, commended by the judging panel for the Prix Wepler and awarded the Prix Michel Dentan) and Allegra (La Table ronde 2016, awarded the Prix Rambert).

Philippe Rahmy will devote his time as writer in residence to his project Pardon pour l’Amérique.

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