Maya Abu-Alhayyat Maya Abu-Alhayyat is an award-winning Palestinian novelist, poet and children's writer. Photo: Salim Abu Jabal
Susie Gordon Susie Gordon lives in Shanghai and is a published poet, short-story writer and journalist. Her debut novel is set in Shanghai. Photo: Robert-van-de-Hilst.
Leza Lowitz Leza Lowitz is an award-winning, multi-genre writer and Japanese-English translator whose YA novel Up from the Sea is published by Penguin Random House.
Ko Ko Thett Ko Ko Thett is a PEN Award-winning poet and translator whose debut poetry collection, The Burden of Being Burmese was published in 2015 by Zephyr Press. Photo by Yee Yee Htun