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Sigbjørn Skåden (b. 1976) is a Sami author from Láŋtdievvá / Planterhaug in Sør-Troms. He has both Sami and Norwegian as his written language and made his debut in 2004 with the poem Skuovvadeddjiid gonagas. Since his debut, Skåden has published another collection of poems, a children’s book and three novels, in addition to being a lyricist on a large number of interdisciplinary and performative projects. Skåden has, among other things, been this year’s young artist at the indigenous festival Riddu Riđđu, prologue author at the Festival in Northern Norway and focus-author for the European poetry platform Versopolis. For his books, Skåden has been nominated for the Nordic Council’s literature prize, the P2 listeners’ novel prize and has received the Havmann Prize for the novel Våke over dem som sover. His latest book release is the novel Fugl from 2019.

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Dai Jinhua (b. 1959), born in Beijing and graduated from the Department of Chinese language and Literature of Peking University. She had taught in the Department of Film Literature of Beijing Film Academy for 11 years before lecturing in the Institute of Comparative Literature and Comparative Culture of Peking University since 1993. She is a Distinguished Professor of Humanities and Director of the Center for Film and Cultural Studies at Peking University. Her research focuses on film, mass media and gender studies. She has founded the first film history program in China at Beijing Film Academy in 1986, published the first monograph on feminist literature research in China – Breaking the Surface of History in 1989, cowritten with Meng Yue, and founded the first cultural research institution in China at Peking University in 1995. She has published over 10 monographs including A Scene in the Fog, Film Criticism, Invisible Writing, Island of Yesterday, and Gendering China. Her books and papers have been translated into various languages.

简介:戴锦华,北京人。毕业于北京大学中文系。曾任教北京电影学院电影文学系11年。自1993年任教于北京大学比较文学与比较文化研究所。北京大学人文特聘教授。北京大学北京大学电影与文化研究中心主任。从事电影、大众传媒与性别研究。1986年于北京电影学院主持创立了中国第一个电影史论专业,其与孟悦合著的《浮出历史地表》(1989年)是中国第一部女性主义文学研究专著, 1995年于北京大学创立了中国第一个文化研究机构。专著《雾中风景》、《电影批评》、《隐形书写》、《昨日之岛》、《性别中国》等十余部。专著与论文,被译为多种文字出版。

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Indrapramit Das (aka Indra Das) (b. 1984) is a writer and editor from Kolkata, India. He is a Lambda Literary Award-winner for his debut novel The Devourers (Penguin India / Del Rey), and a Shirley Jackson Award-winner for his short fiction, which has appeared in a variety of anthologies and publications including, Slate Magazine, Clarkesworld and Asimov’s Science Fiction. He is an Octavia E. Butler Scholar, and a grateful member of the Clarion West class of 2012. He has lived in India, the United States, and Canada, where he received his MFA from the University of British Columbia.

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Chinelo Onwualu is the non-fiction editor of Anathema: Spec from the Margins and co-founder of Omenana, a magazine of African Speculative Fiction. She’s former chief spokesperson for the African Speculative Fiction Society and a graduate of the 2014 Clarion West Writers Workshop, which she attended as the recipient of the Octavia E. Butler Scholarship. Her short stories have been featured in Slate.comUncanny, and Strange Horizons as well as in several anthologies including the Locus Award-winning New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction from People of ColourThe Saga Anthology of Science Fiction 2020 and Best of World SF Vol.1. She’s been nominated for the British Science Fiction Awards, the Nommo Awards for African Speculative Fiction, and the Short Story Day Africa Award. You can find her on her website at: or follow her on Twitter @chineloonwualu.

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Described as a “chameleon” by Carlo McCormick in the New York TimesGanzeer (b. 1982) operates seamlessly between art, design, and storytelling, creating what he has coined: Concept Pop. His medium of choice according to Artforum is “a little bit of everything: stencils, murals, paintings, pamphlets, comics, installations, and graphic design.” Ganzeer’s current projects include a short story collection titled Times New Human, and a sci-fi graphic novel titled The Solar Grid, which has awarded him a Global Thinker Award from Foreign Policy. Born in Egypt, he now lives in Houston, Texas.

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Laura Ponce (Buenos Aires, b. 1972) is a writer, editor, and cultural producer. Her short stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Cuba, Peru, Spain, and Uruguay. She has been translated into French and English. Laura was part of the editorial management team of Axxón, the first digital magazine of science fiction, fantasy, and horror in Spanish. Since 2009 she has directed genre magazine Revista Próxima and Ediciones Ayarmanot, a publisher of science fiction and weird fiction in Spanish. She gives workshops, courses, and talks about genre narrative, reading, and writing. Laura also coordinated Ediciones Ayamanot Presenta, a series of lectures and concerts, and organizes Tertulias de Ciencia Ficción y Fantasía de Buenos Aires, a monthly meeting dedicated to SF and fantasy. She helps organize Pórtico, Encuentro de ciencia ficción, an annual gathering which combines academic activities with fandom-oriented events. Laura has had a monthly column on the Amazing Stories site and participated of the radio show Contragolpe with a weekly column. She is also part of Proyecto Synco, Observatorio de tecnología, ciencia ficción y futuro, which investigates the political interpretations of the genre. Her collection of short stories Cosmografía Profunda was published in Spain and Argentina (La Máquina que Hace Ping, 2018; Ayarmanot, 2020).

ES: Laura Ponce (Buenos Aires, 1972) es escritora, editora y gestora cultural. Cuentos suyos han aparecido en revistas y antologías de Argentina, Cuba, España, Uruguay, Chile, Perú y Colombia. Ha sido traducida al francés y al inglés. Formó parte del equipo de dirección editorial de Axxón, la primera revista digital en habla hispana. Desde 2009 dirige Revista Próxima y Ediciones Ayarmanot, dedicados a la ciencia ficción y las narrativas de lo extraños escritas en castellano. Da talleres, cursos y charlas sobre narrativa, lectura y escritura del género. Coordinó Ediciones Ayamanot Presenta, ciclo de lecturas y música. Organiza las Tertulias de Ciencia Ficción y Fantasía de Buenos Aires. Participa en la organización de Pórtico, Encuentro de ciencia ficción, que aúna las características de un evento académico con actividades dedicadas al fandom. Tuvo una columna mensual en el sitio de Amazing Stories y participó del programa de radio Contragolpe con una columna semanal. Forma parte de Proyecto Synco, Observatorio de tecnología, ciencia ficción y futuros, que indaga sobre las lecturas políticas que permite el género. Su libro de cuentos Cosmografía profunda se publicó en España y Argentina (La máquina que hace Ping, 2018; Ayarmanot, 2020).

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