THE EWC BOARD (2019-2021)

 

EWC PRESIDENT:

NINA GEORGE (Germany)

 

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Born in 1973 in Bielefeld, Germany, Nina George is a prize-winning international bestselling author
and freelance journalist who has published 28 books (novels, contemporary,  mysteries, non-fiction),
as well as over a hundred short-stories.

The Little Paris Bookshop’ has been translated into 37 languages and was in the New York Times Bestseller list.
Nina George is a member of the administrative board of the Collective Management Organisation
VG Wortand chairwoman of the VG-Wort ‘e-Book’ working group.

George represents the German Writers Union VS (Verband deutscher Schriftstellerinnen und Schriftsteller) in the committee for authors’ rights at the German Culture Council.

She has been an advisor on the topics authors' rights, AI and Literature, and
Women Writers in the boards of the German Writers' Union VS and of the German PEN-Centre.

Nina George is founder of several writers’ NGOs (Network Authorsrights, Fair Bookmarket),
or Diversity-Projects like #frauenzählen (Counting women).
Nina George is married to the writer Jens J. Kramer and lives in Berlin and Bretagne.

 

www.nina-george.com (ENG)
www.ninageorge.de (DE)
Twitter: @nina_george
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NinaGeorge.Schriftstellerin/
Instagram: jean_bagnol 

 

 

Vice-President: 

Daniel Cristea-Enache (Romania)

 

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Born on February 19th, 1974, in Bucharest (Romania), his native city and current residence,
Daniel Cristea-Enache, PhD in Philology (summa cum laude), is Director of Communications
at the Writers’ Union of Romania, Editor at “România literară” / “The Literary Romania” cultural magazine, Director of “Literatura de azi” / The “Today’s Literature” online cultural magazine, and columnist for Radio Trinitas.

He is Associate Professor in the Department of Literary Studies, Faculty of Letters, University of Bucharest.
He was Guest of the Rector (Andrei Pleşu) at New Europe College, Institute for Advanced Study.
As an academic and a literary critic, he has contributed over 15 books, as well as over 1,000 studies,
essays, reviews, literary chronicles and interviews in renowned Romanian and European literary journals.
He has been awarded over 10 literary prizes and distinctions.
Daniel is married, having a wonderful family, two children (a daughter and a son), and a cat.

 

Regular Board Members: 

Markku Löytönen (Finland)

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Markku Löytönen was first appointed as Professor of human geography in 1995 at the University of
Turku, Finland, and since 1999 he has held this position at the University of Helsinki.
His research interests range from the history of geography and Finnish explorations to
quantitative methods and GIS with special interest in the geography of health.
His list of publications totals over 370 titles, mostly articles, reviews and
research reports (including congress abstracts).

He is a well-known author of popular science books, among them five books for children,
for which he has received five literature awards.
He has been on the editorial board or editorial advisory board of the Journal of Health and Place,
the International Journal of Health Geographics, and Belgeo.
He has served as the Editor-in-Chief of Fennia, as the Editor-in-Chief of Terra, and
as the Editor-in-Chief of Annales Academiae Scientiarum Fennicae - Geologica-Geographica.
Löytönen is a full member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters.

 

Ružica Cindori (Croatia)

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Ružica works as Secretary General of the Croatian Writers’ Association and
lives in Zagreb (Croatia). Worked as a librarian (1985-2009).
She graduated in Comparative Literature and Philosophy at the University of Zagreb, and
attended postgraduate studies in Library sciences at the same University.
She has published ten poetry collections.
Her poetry has been translated into several languages and published in
many anthologies (in Croatia and abroad).
She also writes articles and essays, and translates poetry.

 

Alena Makouskaya (Belarus)

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Since 1992, Alena Makouskaya has been working for the civil society
organizations of Belarus. She is a Member of Secretariat of the
Union of Belarusian Writers, Director of the Civil society organization
“Homeland”, and coordinator of the civic cultural campaign “Budzma Belarusians!” which is implemented in partnership with the Union of Writers
and other cultural organizations since 2008.
Alena Makouskaya was born on July 1st, 1970 in Kobryn,
a small town in the western part of Belarus.
She graduated from Minsk State Linguistic University in 1992, and
from the Academy of Management under the Council of Ministers in 1998.  

 

 

EWC Secretary-General

Myriam Diocaretz (The Netherlands)

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EWC Secretary-General since April 2006.

Myriam is the author, editor, or co-editor of 22 studies, published in The Netherlands

(Amsterdam/New York), Spain, France, Italy, and the United States; she has also

published numerous scholarly chapters and essays in English, French or Spanish on

poetics, translation studies, gender and dialogical criticism. Selections of her poetry

(published in Spain and New York/USA) have been translated into English, Croatian,

Dutch, Portuguese, Greek, and Romanian.

She has conducted research and published reports on ICT innovation, e-publishing,

e-content, mobile Internet services, rich media authoring tools, uses of the Internet in

Higher Education, and broadband innovation (case study: Finland).

In 2007-2013, she held the Extraordinary Professorship “Socrates Chair in Humanism in the Digital Society”, at Maastricht University, and Tilburg University, the Netherlands. Her research combines philosophy and humanistics, including Artificial Intelligence and Future and Emerging Technology; in this field she guest-edited "Rhythms and Robot Relations" with J. van den Herik, a special issue of the International Journal of Social Robotics (Springer 2009). As an academic editor she established five book series in French, English and Spanish respectively, 

including Critical Studies which she directs since 1989 (Brill, Amsterdam/New York).

 

Studies: PhD.  in Comparative Studies, State University of New York at Stony-Brook; M.A. in English Literature, Stanford University. She has lectured at many universities in the USA and Europe. She held two Fulbright Fellowships. More information: http://www.myriamdiocaretz.net/