Now in residence


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 (Write Bloody Publishing, 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.



Simona MAMBRINI, Italy

(in residence from July 22 to August 28)

Simona Mambrini is a translator, a translation studies specialist and a lexicographer. She studied literature before moving on to literary translation. She has been working in the publishing industry for twenty years and has close to a hundred translations from French and English into Italian to her credit. She has a predilection for Georges Simenon but also translates a lot of children’s and youth literature. She has been collaborating with the Bologna Children’s Book Fair since 2004.



Ramiro S. OSÓRIO, Portugal

(in residence from August 7 to 21)

Born in 1939 in Lisbon, Ramiro S. Osório studied with Roland Barthes at Collège de France. He worked as an architect in Paris and as a literature “anti”-professor in Rio de Janeiro. He has published fifteen books in various genres: fairytales, poetry, theatre plays and children’s and youth literature. He received two awards from the Portuguese Authors Society and from the Ministry of Culture in Portugal. He was also chosen by the Ministry of Education in Brazil to take part in the National School Library Program. The National Library of Portugal has been archiving his manuscripts – thirty of which have not been published.



Marie NIMIER, France

(in residence from August 7 to September 4)

Marie Nimier was born in 1957. She is the author of thirteen novels published by Gallimard, including La reine du silence (Prix Médicis 2004), which all have been widely translated (United-States, China, Egypt, Germany, etc.). While novels occupy most of her time, she has also written a number of lyrics for the likes of Juliette Gréco, Art Mengo, Maurane, Eddy Mitchell or Enzo Enzo, as well as children’s literature and theatre plays or other hybrid pieces, in particular with and for dancers. Her latest novel Les confidences was published by Gallimard in March 2019.



Elisabeth JAQUETTE, United States

(in residence from August 7 to September 11)

Elisabeth Jaquette is a translator from the Arabic and Executive Director of the American Literary Translators Association. Her work has been shortlisted for the TA First Translation Prize, longlisted for the Best Translated Book Award, and supported by PEN/Heim and English PEN Translates Awards. She is also an instructor of translation. She holds an MA from Columbia University, a BA from Swarthmore College, and was a CASA Fellow at the American University in Cairo. 



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Krzysztof SZEKALSKI, Poland

(in residence from August 7 to September 11)

Krzysztof Szekalski is a playwright, dramaturg, poet and actor. After completing his acting education at the Academy for Theatre Arts in Krakow, he started his career in theatre as a performer working a.o. with Krystian Lupa. Later he began writing and made it his main artistic focus. He is an author of theatre pieces and radio plays staged in theatres across Poland. His main interest is in new documentary forms in writing for theatre. He also writes poetry.



Aleksandra JAKUBCZAK, Poland

(in residence from August 7 to September 11)

Aleksandra Jakubczak is a theatre maker based in Warsaw. She graduated from theatre directing at the Theatre Academy in Warsaw and has been active professionally for four years now, working on theatre pieces, installations and radio plays in Poland and abroad. In her practice, she explores the relations between realities and fictions, the dynamic and economy of gift and meeting as creative tools and social criticism within performing arts.