The list of Eastlit Writers October 2014 is alphabetical by first name:
Caleb Benadum grew up split between Westerville, Ohio, and Phnom Penh, Cambodia. While living in Cambodia, he became passionate about human rights, and likes to think he writes in the vein of the poetry of witness. He has a degree in philosophy, and a degree in law. Reading and writing are his first love.
Changming Yuan, 8-time Pushcart nominee and author of Chansons of a Chinaman (2009) and Landscaping (2013), grew up in a remote village, began to learn English at 19, and published several monographs before leaving China. With a PhD in English, Yuan currently tutors and co-edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Qing Yuan in Vancouver. Since mid-2005, Yuan’s poetry has appeared in 889 literary publications across 30 countries, which include Asia Literary Review, Barrow Street, Best Canadian Poetry (2009;12;14), BestNewPoemsOnline and Threepenny Review
Christopher Luppi was born in New York. He graduated from The New School for Social Research where he majored in writing and literature and minored in education. He now lives in Thailand and has done for a lot of years. His writing has also appeared at Elimae, Asiancha, Pequin, and Bureau 39 as well as in previous issues of Eastlit.
Colin W. Campbell
Originally from Scotland, today Colin is ever-so-lucky to be able to divide his year between homes in Sarawak on the lovely green island of Borneo and faraway in Yunnan in southwest China. He writes short fiction and poetry and spends far too much time on www.colincampbell.org and www.shortstory.mobi.
Iain Maloney’s debut novel, First Time Solo, is out now on Freight Books. He is also co-editor of In The Empty Places, a collection of short stories and art for Bantuan Coffee Foundation who provide safe houses and education scholarships for the victims of child prostitution in Indonesia. @intheemptyplace .www.iainmaloney.wordpress.com
Károly Sándor Pallai
Károly Sándor Pallai is a PhD student at Eötvös Loránd University – Budapest. He is a member of several international scholarly societies (Australia, United States, Mauritius, France, Netherlands). He’s the conceptor, founder and editor in chief of the international electronic review of literary creation and theory Vents Alizés. His collection of poems in French, Soleils invincibles was published in 2012, his play, Mangeurs d’anémones and his collection of poems in English, Liberty Limited were published in 2013. He writes and publishes poetry in 10 languages.
Matt Martin recently returned to his Melbourne home after two years of Vietnamese language study in Hanoi. He really misses the coffee.
Miodrag Kojadinovic is a poet, short story, academic, and erotica writer who is vagabonding through North America, Europe and East Asia teaching and researching at universities, and occasionally dubbing in photography, film, and spoken word art as well.
Writer on weekdays and English teacher on weekends, Preeyakit has a bachelor’s in English and a master’s in English Literature. During his studies, he started writing both in prose and poetry, resulting in works in various genres. He’s an Ananchanok Poetry Award recipient. In addition, he’s a member of Bangkok Community Theatre.
Qui-Phiet Tran is professor emeritus of English at Schreiner University, USA. He received a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 1977. His publications include a study of William Faulkner’s influence on modern French literature, essays on US literature and Vietnamese American literature, and translations of contemporary Vietnamese literature into English in various journals. Since his retirement in 2002 he has devoted himself to writing and studying Marcel Proust. He has recently completed his autobiographical novel entitled “Pangs of Memory and Love” based on his one-year appointment as a Fulbright scholar in Vietnam in 1999-2000.
Simon Anton Nino Diego Baena
Simon Anton Diego Nino Baena is a political science student at Silliman University. He currently manages his own farm. His poems have been published in Philippines Free press, Philippines Graphic, Kartika review, Dagmay, Kabisdak online, and the independent Mindanao art journal.
Srinjay Chakravarti is a 41-year-old journalist, writer, researcher and translator based in Kolkata, India. He was educated at St Xavier’s College, Calcutta and at universities based in Calcutta and New Delhi. University degrees: BSc (Economics honours), MA (English). A former journalist with The Financial Times Group, he has worked on the editorial staff of an international online financial news service. He has also worked on the editorial staff of an Indian daily newspaper.
His creative writing, including poetry, short fiction and translations, has appeared in over 100 publications in nearly 30 countries. His first book of poems Occam’s Razor (Writers Workshop, Calcutta: 1994) received the Salt Literary Award from Salt, the Australian literary and publishing organisation headed by writer and academic John Kinsella, in 1995. He won one of the top prizes (US $7,500) in the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Poetry Competition 2007–08.
Stefanie Field is a graduate student pursuing a Master’s Degree in International Relations in Bangkok, Thailand. She also works as an intern at Human Development Forum Foundation. She hopes to become fluent in Thai and Japanese to translate Asian literature in the future.