Azar Nafisi, author, Reading Lolita In Tehran
Chenjerai Hove, Zimbabwean poet and novelist
Edwidge Danticat, Haitian-American author, most recently of Create Dangerously
Being forced to leave one's homeland can leave one with a sense of loss. But for many writers, exile can also be a source of creativity. And the act of writing itself can be a way to reconnect with a life that seems increasingly distant.