Nikos Violaris was born in Athens in 1985. He is studying at Athens University in the Department of History and Archaeology. Two books of his poetry have been published by Gavrielides Publications, and poems of his, translated by Yiannis Goumas, have appeared in the bilingual Greek and English anthology Novelty Within or Beyond Language, (Athens, 2009). Violaris’ poetry has appeared in various literary magazines and been translated into a number of languages.
Peter Constantine’s recent translations include works by Augustine, Solzhenitsyn, Rousseau, Machiavelli, Gogol, and Tolstoy. He is a Guggenheim Fellow and was awarded the PEN Translation Prize for Six Early Stories by Thomas Mann, and the National Translation Award for The Undiscovered Chekhov. He is the director of the Program in Literary Translation at the University of Connecticut, the publisher of World Poetry Books, and editor-in-chief of New Poetry in Translation.
Photograph by Annette Hornischer