The list of Eastlit Writers July 2016 is alphabetical by first name:
Adonis Zambrano Hornoz
Adonis Zambrano Hornoz lives in General Santos City, Philippines. He is 23 years old. He graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature at Mindanao State University. He is currently taking a Master of Arts in English ( Language and Literature ) at Ateneo de Davao University. Presently, he is a college instructor of Language and Literature disciplines in Notre Dame of Dadiangas University and is a member of Samahan ng mga Guro ng Panitikan sa Davao ( League of Literature Teachers – Davao).
Alzo David-West is a past associate editor for the North Korean Review. He writes literary fiction and serious poetry about North Korea (past and present). His work has appeared in Abbreviate, Cha, Eastlit, Offcourse, and Transnational Literature.
C.D. Wight lives with his wife and two sons in the historic beach community of Kamakura, Japan.
China De Vera
China Pearl Patria M. De Vera is a former grade school teacher, storyteller and human rights advocate. She was a writing fellow at Palihang Rogelio Sicat and Cordillera Creative Writing Workshop. Her works have been published in High Chair, Eastlit online journal and ANI: Cultural Center of the Philippines literary Journal. She had an experimental, collaborative zine entitled Project 150. She is an MA Araling Pilipino student at the University of the Philippines, where she graduated with a BA Malikhaing Pagsulat degree. In between writing, she drinks tea and coffee.
Dilantha Gunawardana is a university lecturer and scientist by day and a dreamy moonlighting poet who burns the midnight oil on his poetry blog. He was educated at University of Melbourne [Ph.D. and B.Sc.(Hons) in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology] and currently serves as a Senior Lecturer in the Molecular Plant Sciences. He considers himself an old-fashioned romantic and a drifter of fate who meanders like a river unknowing of it’s course. He has just published his maiden anthology of poems (Kite Dreams), which is available in selected book stores in Sri Lanka.
Joanne Lee is a native of Chicago, Illinois where she currently practices law as a commercial litigator. Prior to law school, she graduated with a BA in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana, with a concentration in Asian American Studies. Joanne’s favorite poets include Ted Kooser, Kimiko Hahn and W.B. Yeats. Although much of her current writing is catered towards the courtroom, she has been writing poetry and short-fiction since she was in high school. Her work has been featured in Side B Magazine and Cha: An Asian Literary Journal. Visit her website [http://sunyoungwrites.tumblr.com] for more information.
Juanita Kakoty is from Assam, a northeastern state in India. She writes regularly on the arts, cultures, travel, food, etc. for The Deccan Herald and The Thumb Print. Her short stories (fiction) have been published by New Asian Writing, Writers Asylum and Earthen Lamp Journal. She holds an M.Phil. degree in Sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and has also contributed academic articles in books, journals and seminars. Her published work is available at her blog juanitakakotywrites.blogspot.in
Karlo Sevilla lives in Quezon City, Philippines and writes for The Philippine Online Chronicles. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Philippines Graphic, Philippines Free Press, The Fib Review, Radius, Pilgrim, and others. A blue belt member of the Brazilian Luta Livre Asia Pacific Union, he enjoys the camaraderie within the luta livre martial arts circle in Southeast Asia.
Kenneth Robbins is the author of four published novels which have received the Associated Writing Programs Novel Award, the Toni Morrison Prize, and a nomination for the National Book Award. His twenty-six published plays have been performed throughout the US, Canada, Japan, Denmark, and Ireland while receiving the Charles Getchell New Play Award, the Festival of Southern Theatre Award, and a Corporation for Public Broadcasting Program Award. With his wife, Dorothy Dodge Robbins, he has co-edited four literary anthologies. Currently, he teaches honors theatre at Louisiana Tech University and devotes the rest of his time to writing.
Leah Ranada was born and raised in the Philippines. She moved to Vancouver in 2006. She wrote for The Source newspaper and is a graduate of The Writer’s Studio (2013) at the Simon Fraser University. Her stories shortlisted in the 2011 Freefall Magazine’s Prose Writing Contest and won 2nd Place in the Room Magazine’s 2014 Fiction Contest. She is working on her first novel.
Sindhuja Ramasubramanian is a software engineer and a free lance writer based out of Bangalore, India. Her work (including essays, poetry and short fiction) has appeared in newspapers and journals like The Hindu, Muse India, eFiction India, The Reading Hour and The Tower Journal. She blogs at http://picturesquereflections.wordpress.com/