Gioconda Belli is from Nicaragua. Her memoir The Country Under My Skin was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in 2003.
Roberto Calasso's work includes The Forty-Nine Steps
Elias Khoury was awarded the Palestine Prize for Gate of the Sun
Yusef Komunyakaa is a professor at Princeton University. His writings on contemporary poetry and music can be found in Blues Notes
Ayu Utami's first novel Saman was awarded the Best Novel from Dewan Kesenian Jakarta in 1998.