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Letters to Donald Trump

Various Contributors

Six writers and translators respond to Donald Trump’s travel bans. ‘It is always easy to invent enemies; it merely takes a failure of imagination.’

Barbara J Zitwer

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Linda Coverdale

Linda Coverdale has translated over eighty books, including works by Marguerite Duras, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Roland Barthes and Marie Darrieussecq. A Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, she has won the 2006 Scott Moncrieff Prize, the MLA Aldo & Jeanne Scaglione Literary Translation Prize and the 2004 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

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Elham Manea

Dr Elham Manea is of dual nationalities, Yemeni and Swiss. She is a political scientist, a writer, and a human rights advocate.

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Colm Tóibín

Colm Tóibín is the author of eight novels, including The Master and Brooklyn, and two story collections. His play The Testament of Mary was nominated for the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. He is the Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University.

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Anne Landsman

Anne Landsman is the author of the novel The Devil's Chimney, published by Granta Books in 1998 and nominated for four awards. Originally from South Africa, she lives in New York City with her husband and two children.

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Kyung-sook Shin

Kyung-sook Shin is a South Korean author, recipient of the Man Asian Literary Prize and the writer of Please Look After Mom.

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