About the ICORN Writers
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Carlos Sherman from Uruguay and Belarus was a Guest Writer, City of Refuge Kristiansand. His poems are available in Spanish, English and Norwegian. We mourn his death, but continue to celebrate his voice:
"As far as I'm concerned, it's simple:
I'm not going to keep my mouth shut."
Former ICORN Guest Writer of the Stavanger City of Refuge Chenjerai Hove is a valued member of the ICORN Advisory Group.
Former ICORN Guest Writer Mansur Rajih is a poet and essayist.
Born in the Ukraine, Svetlana is a former ICORN Guest Writer.
Former ICORN Guest Writer Mansour Koushan is a playwright, novelist and poet.
Former ICORN Guest Writer Soudabeh Alishahi is a novelist.
Musa Mutaev is the former ICORN Guest Writer of the Trondheim City of Refuge. He is a short story writer and editor.
Gilles Dossou-Gouin is a former ICORN Guest Writer of the Molde City of Refuge. He is an essayist and poet.
Easterine Kire Iralu
Easterine Kiri Iralu is a former ICORN Guest Writer of Tromsø City of Refuge. She is a poet, writer and folksinger.
Former ICORN Guest Writer Islam Elsanov is a filmmaker, writer and editor.
Former Guest Writer of the Stockholm City of Refuge, Faraj Bayrakdar is a renowned poet.
Boubacar Boris Diop
The current Guest Writer of Mexico City's Casa Refugio is Boubacar Boris Diop. He is a novelist and essayist.
. . is a pseudonym for a current ICORN Guest Writer whose identity cannot be revealed at this time. We hope that we will be able to present this person's real name and writing credentials in the near future. Please check back.
Kosar Fattahi is a member of Kurdish PEN in Exile and the Association of Kurdish Writers in Iran. He is the current ICORN Guest Writer in Oslo City of Refuge.
. . . is a pseudonym for a current ICORN Guest Writer whose identity cannot be revealed at this time.
Basim Mardan is the current Guest Writer of Skien City of Refuge. He is a writer, playwright and translator from Iraq.
Former Guest Writer of Oslo City of Refuge, he is a short story writer, editor and poet.
Abu Al Teman
. . . is a pseudonym for a current ICORN Guest Writer whose identity cannot be revealed at this time. We hope that we will be able to present this person's real name and writing credentials in the near future. Please check back.