Eastlit Writers February 2015

The list of Eastlit Writers February 2015 is alphabetical by first name:

Alzo David-West

Alzo David-West is an associate editor of the North Korean Review. He writes literary fiction about North Korea (past and present). He has published in the areas of aesthetics, language, literature, philosophy, politics, and social psychology. His short stories about North Korea include “The Pen” (Cha, 2011), “Dalenka” (Transnational Literature, 2012), “Mountains of Blood” (Transnational Literature, 2013), “Warmth, Distance, Letters, Changes” (Offcourse, 2013), “Jinhyok and Jongsook”  (Offcourse, 2013), and “Sincerity” (Offcourse, 2014).

Arif Ahmad

Arif Ahmad is a Pakistani American Cardiologist in practice in USA. This background provides for him a platform to tackle a variety of today’s relevant topics.
He writes big and powerful and straight from the heart.
He began writing in 2012 with “The Optimist” which is also the name of his blog at:

Increasingly published at various places, his writing is also available at his Facebook page, CNN iReport, Twitter and Tumblr.

Clara Changxin Fang

Clara Fang immigrated to the United States from China when she was 9 years old. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from University of Utah and a Master of Environmental Management from Yale. Her poems have been published in Poet Lore, Nimrod, Tulane Review, Cobalt Review, among others.

Connla Stokes

Connla Stokes is a Dublin-born, Vietnam-based writer. He currently lives in Ho Chi Minh City where he divides his time neatly between writing for money and writing for nothing. His fiction has been published online by Litro Magazine, Prick of the Spindle, Barcelona Review, Zouch Magazine as well as Eastlit, and in print by Total Cardboard (Australia), Sleepers Almanac (Australia) and Esik Cini (Turkey). His day to day blog is the-comical-hat.tumblr.com. His Twitter handle is @TheComicalHat.

Daniel Emlyn-Jones

Daniel Emlyn-Jones is a 40-year old teacher who lives and works in Oxford, UK. He loves and frequently visits Singapore, and has published several short stories with a Singaporean theme.

Gill Morris

Eastlit February 2014: Gill Morris bio photoGill Morris has been living and working in Thailand since 2009. She is currently working as an English Instructor in Bangkok. She is an aspiring travel writer and photographer and she has her own website where she writes about her experiences and life in Thailand and other countries.



Hồn Du Mục

Hồn Du Mục travels extensively throughout Vietnam and abroad on half-baked errands that collectively amount to something like “business.”  When not on the road, he resides in Hanoi, Vietnam. He is a regular contributor to The Thirsty Medium collection.

Honey Novick

Honey Novick is a singer/songwriter/voice teacher/poet who lives in Toronto, Canada.  She is the 2014 World Poetry Society winner of the Empowered Poet Award.  She sings with bill bissett and George Elliott Clarke.  She has written 8 books of poetry and recorded 8 CDs.  Please visit www.honeynovick.com

Minglu Zeng

Minglu Zeng was born in a small town in China. Minglu Zeng started writing poetry while in primary school and continued in college and received a bachelor’s degree in Chinese Literature and Linguistics and a master’s degree in Ancient Chinese Linguistics from Peking University.  Minglu Zeng migrated to the United States in 1989. Though primarily a computer programmer, Minglu Zeng pursues creative writing as a second career.  So far Minglu Zeng has published Chinese poetry and prose collections, novels, and short stories and has won several literary awards. Works have also been published in several anthologies by the overseas Chinese authors.

The English translator is Dajian Wang, who was born in Xian City, China.  He has a Ph.D. in language education from the University of Arizona and extensive experience teaching English composition to American and international students. He is currently an English professor in Taiwan.

Rana Junaid Mustafa Gohar

Rana Junaid Mustafa Gohar is a graduate engineer, translator, columnist, editor and blogger. He has been English editor of the annual and monthly magazines of University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan (UET) for four years. He writes in the dailies of Pakistan.

Steve Tait

After twenty years as an EFL teacher, teacher trainer, and supervisor in Bangkok, Thailand, Steve decided it was time for a change. With his Romanian Goddess by his side, he has spent the last few years drifting through South-East Asia, hanging out in the Romanian countryside, and doing some teacher training in Korea, Thailand, and Malaysia. Steve is currently working with local English teachers in Kelantan, the rural heartland of Malaysia.

He has two ebooks to his name, both of which are available as free downloads from Lulu.

Sunil Sharma

Mumbai-based, Sunil Sharma, a college principal, is also widely-published Indian critic, poet, literary interviewer, editor, translator, essayist and fiction writerHe has already published three collections of poetry, one collection of short fiction, one novel and co-edited five books so far. His six short stories and the novel Minotaur were recently prescribed for the undergraduate classes under the Post-colonial Studies, Clayton University, Georgia, USA. He is a recipient of the UK-based Destiny Poets’ inaugural Poet of the Year award—2012.

Vidya Panicker

Vidya Panicker, originally from Ernakulam district of Kerala, India is currently residing in Kozhikode, pursuing her doctoral degree in Strategic Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode. She has her poems and stories published in online and print journals including Muse India, Reading Hour, Contemporary Literary Review of India, Femina Fast fiction, Indus Woman Writing and  4and20poetry.com.

Xu Xing

XuXing,male,born in 1962 November in the Chinese province of Sichuan Mianyang. Media reporters. He started writing in 1984. His works are in the “People’s Literature,” “Poetry Periodical,” “Beijing Literature,” “Sing Tao Daily” plus over 130 newspapers and magazines. He has had 2 volumes of poetry published and won a number of awards.

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