Born in 1921 in Zbaraz (currently in the Ukraine), Ida Fink studied at the Lwow Conservatory. She spent the years 1941-42 in the ghetto and survived after escaping to the "Aryan side." She has lived in Israel since 1957 where she writes, in Polish, exclusively about the Holocaust. She was honored with the Anne Frank Prize in 1985.
Philip Boehm has translated numerous works from German and Polish by authors including Herta Müller, Franz Kafka, and Stefan Chwin. For the theater he has written plays such as Mixtitlan, The Death of Atahualpa, and Return of the Bedbug. He has received awards from the American Translators Association, the U.K. Society of Authors, the NEA, PEN America, the Austrian Ministry of Culture, the Mexican-American Fund for Culture, and the Texas Institute of Letters. He lives in St. Louis, where he is the artistic director of Upstream Theater.