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ANSGAR ALLEN is the author of a short history of Cynicismand the novels, Plague Theatre, Wretch and The Sick List. He is editor at Erratum Press, and co-founded Risking Education, an imprint of Punctum Books. He is based in Sheffield, UK.

LOUIS ARMAND‘s fictional works include The Garden (Salt, 2001), Menudo (Antigen, 2005) and Clair Obscur (Equus, 2011). His novel Breakfast at Midnight (Equus, 2012) was shortlisted for 3:AM’s Novel of the  Year Award 2012 and his The Combinations (Equus, 2016) was shortlisted for The Guardian‘s Not-the-Booker Prize.

GEORGES BATAILLE (1897-1962) was a French writer whose multifaceted work is linked to the domains of literature, anthropology, philosophy, economy, sociology and history of art. Louis XXX presents a selection of Bataille’s previously untranslated writings.

DANIELA CASCELLA lives in London. She is the author of F.M.R.L. Footnotes, Mirages, Refrains and Leftovers of Writing Sound (Zer0 Books, 2015) and En Abîme: Listening, Reading, Writing. An Archival Fiction (Zer0 Books, 2012). She edits Untranslated at Minor Literature[s].

MIKE CORRAO is the author of novels, poetry, plays, and chapbooks. His work has been featured in publications such as 3:AM, Collagist, Always Crashing, and Denver Quarterly. His work often explores the haptic, architectural, and organismal qualities of the text-object. He lives in Minneapolis.

THOR GARCIA was born in Long Beach, California, and has lived in Prague since the mid-1990s. His books include the collection of short stories Tund (Prague: Litteraria Pragensia Books, 2011) and Only Fools Die of Heartbreak (Equus, 2013). His novel News Clown (Equus, 2012) was a finalist in the Amazon.com Breakthrough Novel Award.

HAROLD JAFFE is the author of 30-plus novels, fiction collections, essays, and drama. Equus has published his Performances for the End of Time (2022). His books have been translated into multiple languages, including Japanese, French, German, Italian, and Turkish. Jaffe is editor-in-chief of Fiction International.

STUART KENDALL‘s books include Georges Bataille (Reaktion Books, 2007), The Ends of Art and Design (Infrathin, 2011), and eight book-length translations, including books by Bataille, Maurice Blanchot, Paul Éluard, Jean Baudrillard, Guy Debord, and René Char. In 2012, Contra Mundum published his Gilgamesh.

RYAN MADEJ is a Canadian writer of non-traditional narratives and short stories. His work has appeared on expatpress.com and can be found scattered throughout the internet. His first novel, The Threshold and the Key, was released by Void Front Press in 2019. His second novel, Assassinwas published by Equus in 2021.

RICHARD MAKIN is the author of Dwelling (2011; Reality Street) & Work in Process (2006; Great Works). Mourning (2015) represents the third part of this trilogy. His most recent book, Work, appeared with Equus in 2022. He lives in St Leonards on the south coast of England.

KEN NASH is the founder of the Alchemy reading & performance series in Prague. His short fiction has appeared in The Prague Revue, Bordercrossing-Berlin and X-24. His story collections include The Brain Harvest (Equus, 2012) and Life Raft (Equus, 2019).

DAMIEN OBER is a writer and filmmaker. His fiction has appeared in VLAK, Confrontation, The Washington Post. He is the creator of the cross-platform films, Shadow 08 and In the Renaissance.

PHILLIP O’NEIL is a writer and journalist from London, living in Prague since 1992. In the late 90s he worked as a reporter covering events in The Balkans and the Caucasus. Mental Shrapnel, based partly in Prague, is his first novel.

LOU ROWAN’s books include Love’s (poetry, 2016); The Alphabet of Love Serial (stories, 2015);  Sweet Potatoes (stories, 2008); and My Last Days, Superman’s autobiography (2007). Since 2002, he has been editor of Golden Handcuffs Review.

MICHAEL J.ROWLAND has been working on numerous painted and written projects from his Prague-based studio over the past 15 years. He works with the Zvlášť Collective in Prague and the international project known as The Alt*Art Society. Infinity in Bits (2021) is his first novel.

PHIL SHOENFELT‘s autobiographical novel Junkie Love was published by Twisted Spoon Press in Prague in 2001 & was described by Nick Cave as “a nice nasty read.” Equus will publish his three-part memoir of 80s New York, Stripped.

PHILIPPE SOLLERS‘s writings in English translation include A Strange Solitude, The Park, Event, and Women. He was the editor of the influential journal Tel Quel, and since 1982, of l’Infini

HOLLY TAVEL lives in New York. Her work has appeared in VLAK magazine, Brooklyn Rail, and The Return of Kral Majales: Prague’s International Literary Scene 1990-2010.

DAVID VICHNAR is the author of Subtexts (2015) & Joyce Against Theory (Litteraria Pragensia, 2010). His translations for Equus include Vischer’s Second through Brain and Sollers’ H. He is a co-editor of VLAK: Contemporary Poetics & the Arts.

MELCHIOR VISCHER (1895-1975) was born in Teplitz-Schönau (modern Teplice), & in the early 1920s belonged to the same Prague-German cultural mileu as Franz Kafka, Franz Werfel & Max Brod. Vischer died in Berlin, in complete obscurity.

D. HARLAN WILSON is an American writer and editor whose body of work bridges the aesthetics of literary theory with various genres of speculative fiction. He is the author of over twenty book-length works of fiction and nonfiction.


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