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After the Olympics Left

Various Contributors

‘Once I came home at the end of August, it was as if nothing had ever happened. Indeed, nothing had.‘

Isabel Hilton

Isabel Hilton is a London based writer and broadcaster. She is founder and editor of chinadialogue, an independent, non-profit organization based in London, Beijing and San Francisco. She is a columnist for the London Guardian. She first appeared in the magazine with 'The General'  in Granta 31 in 1990.

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Santiago Roncagliolo

Roncagliolo was born in Lima, and his family temporarily left Peru for political reasons in 1977. His novel Pudor (2005) was made into a film and his political thriller Abril rojo received the Alfaguara Prize in 2006 and is published in English as Red April (2010). Memorias de una dama (2009), tracing the origins of the Mafia in Cuba, was censored and its publication is prohibited throughout the entire world. His latest novel La Pena Máxima (2014), is set in the 78 World Cup during the Argentinian dictatorship. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages. In 2010, he was chosen as one of Granta's Best Young Spanish Language Novelists.

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A Yi

A Yi's works in Chinese include two novels, Now, What Shall I Do Next? and Where Is Spring, and two short story collections, Grey Stories and The Bird Saw Me. A Yi's first novel to appear in English is A Perfect Crime.

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Masha Gessen

Masha Gessen is a journalist and the author of several books including Blood Matters and The Man Without a Face, which was longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2012. She has contributed to the New York Review of Books and the New Yorker. She has been described as Russia's leading LGBT rights activist, and served as a member of the board of directors for the Moscow-based LGBT rights organization "Triangle" from 1993 to 1998. She lives in New York.

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Natalie Bakopoulos

Natalie Bakopoulos received her MFA from the University of Michigan, where she now teaches. Her short fiction has appeared in such places as Ninth Letter and Tin House and her story ‘Fresco, Byzantine’ was included in The O. Henry Prize Stories 2010. Her first novel, The Green Shore, which takes place in Athens and Paris between 1967 and 1973, will be published in 2012 by Simon & Schuster (and in Greek by Patakis). She is a contributing editor for the online journal Fiction Writers Review.

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Daniel Hernandez

Daniel Hernandez is a journalist based in Mexico City, author of Down & Delirious in Mexico City (Scribner 2011), and a native of San Diego, California. He has been a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times and LA Weekly.

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David Karashima

David Karashima is a translator and editor of March Was Made of Yarn.

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Krys Lee

Krys Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea, raised in California and Washington, and studied in the United States and England. She received a special mention in the Pushcart Prize Anthology 2012, was a finalist for Best New American Voices in 2006, and has had worked published in The Kenyon Review, Narrative Magazine, California Quarterly, and Asia Weekly. She divides her time between Seoul and abroad.

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