Authors

Alain-Mabanckou

Alain Mabanckou

Alain Mabanckou was born in 1966  in the Congo. He currently lives in California, where he teaches literature at UCLA. One of Africa’s major writers, he is the author of six volumes of poetry and six novels. He received the Subsaharan African Literature Prize for Blue-White-Red, and the Prix Renaudot for Memoirs of a Porcupine. [...]

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Emily Maguire

Emily Maguire

Emily Maguire was born in Canberra, Australia in 1976, but now lives in Sydney, where she works as an English teacher. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (History and English) and a Master of Arts (English). Emily Maguire’s first novel Taming the Beast was described as ‘a thought-provoking and searing first novel’ in The Age, [...]

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JeanPatrick-Manchette

Jean-Patrick Manchette

Jean Patrick Manchette (1942-1995) rescued the French crime novel from the grip of Maigret and methodical police procedurals – restoring the noir edge by virtue of his post-1968 leftism. Jazz saxophonist, political activist, and screenwriter, Manchette was influenced as much by Guy Debord as by Dashiell Hammett. He remains an inspiration to the new generation [...]

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Frederic-Manning

Frederic Manning

Frederic Manning was born in Sydney, Australia in 1882. He moved to England in 1903 where he pursued a literary career, reviewing and writing poetry.  He enlisted in 1915 in the Shropshire Light Infantry and went to France in 1916 as ‘Private 19022.’ The Shropshires saw heavy fighting on the Somme and Manning’s four months [...]

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