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Oliver ROHE, France

(in residence from May 1 to June 26)

Born in Beirut in 1972, Oliver Rohe is the author of three novels, Défaut d’origine (Allia, 2003), Terrain vague (Allia, 2005), Un peuple en petit (Gallimard, 2009), one biographical fiction on Mikhaïl Kalachnikov, Ma dernière création est un piège à taupes (Inculte, 2012) and two essays, Une année en France, with Frédéric Bégaudeau and Arno Bertina (Gallimard, 2005), and À fendre le cœur le plus dur, with Jérôme Ferrari (Inculte/Dernière marge, 2015). He is one of the founding members of Inculte collective. He also writes radio plays for France Culture and works with several magazines and journals.



Woosung SOHN, South Korea

(in residence from May 1 to June 26)

Born in 1987 in South Korea, Woosung Sohn is an artist, an editor and a poet. He studied plastic arts in Seoul and graduated from the École nationale supérieure d’arts de Paris-Cergy. During his years in France, he went back to writing and pursued a master’s degree in creative writing from the University of Paris 8. He questions language, the relationship between languages and the relationship between languages and images. He is also an editor and the co-founder of the independent photography publishing company, ces éditions.




(in residence from June 5 to July 10)

André Naffis-Sahely is from Abu Dhabi, but was born in Venice to an Iranian father and an Italian mother. His translations include over twenty titles of fiction, poetry and nonfiction from French and Italian, featuring works by Honoré de Balzac, Émile Zola, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Abdellatif Laâbi and Alessandro Spina. Several have been featured as “books of the year” in The Guardian, Financial Times and NPR. His debut collection of poetry is The Promised Land (Penguin UK, 2017).



Elisa WOUK ALMINO, United States/Brazil

(in residence from June 5 to July 10)

Elisa Wouk Almino is a writer, editor, and translator based in Los Angeles. Currently, she is the senior editor at the arts magazine Hyperallergic and an editor for Harlequin Creature’s translation platform. She is also the editor of an artist monograph for Rizzoli, forthcoming in 2019. In 2017, she published her translations of the Brazilian poet Ana Martins Marques with Scrambler Books. She has taught an Introduction to Translation course with the literary magazine Catapult in 2018.



Katja PETROWSKAJA, Ukraine

(in residence from June 7 to July 10)

Born in Kiev, based in Berlin, Katja Petrowskaja studied Russian Philology at the University of Tartu, Estonia. She holds a PhD in Literary Studies from the Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow. She published at newspapers as NZZ and SZ. Since 2011 she is a columnist with Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung. Maybe Esther(2014) is her first book. A winner of the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize and several other literature awards, Maybe Esther has been translated into twenty languages.



Annelyse GELMAN, United States

(in residence from June 12 to August 28)

Annelyse Gelman’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, BOMB Magazine, the PEN Poetry Series, and elsewhere, and she is the author of the poetry collection Everyone I Love Is a Stranger to Someone (2014). She was the inaugural poet-in-residence at UCSD (the University of California, San Diego)’s Brain Observatory and a 2016-17 Fulbright grantee in Berlin for her work at the intersection of poetry, music, and film. She currently holds a fellowship at the Michener Center for Writers in Austin, Texas.




(in residence from June 19 to July 31)

Shirin Barghnavard is a documentary filmmaker and editor based in Tehran, Iran. Since 2000 she has been actively working as a writer, director, producer and editor of many award-winning short and feature length fiction and documentary films such as Poets of Life, Scenes from a Divorce and Profession: Documentarist. In her documentary films, Shirin Barghnavard combines general social issues with specific research on the role of women in the society.

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