Igiaba Scego, born in Rome in 1974 to a family of Somali origin, is a writer and journalist. She is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction. Her novels Oltre Babilonia (2008), Adua (2015) and La linea del colore (2020) have been translated into English, and her memoir La mia casa è dove sono won Italy’s prestigious Mondello Prize. She is a frequent contributor to the magazine Internazionale and the supplement to La Repubblica, Il Venerdì di Repubblica.
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Antony Shugaar is a writer and a translator and the American editor of FMR magazine. He has translated novels, screenplays, and journalism, working for trade publishers (Carroll & Graf, Enchanted Lion, Europa Editions, Farrar Straus & Giroux, Hesperus, Melville House, Norton, Other Press, Scribner, Verso) and university presses (Chicago, Columbia, Getty, Harvard, Princeton). He has written for The Washington Post, The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, The Sunday Times of London Insight team, New York Magazine, Columbia Journalism Review, Lapham’s Quarterly, The Village Voice, and both Advertising Age and Adweek. He has translated two books by Primo Levi in the Norton Complete Works of Primo Levi, five Strega Prize-winning books, and half the episodes of Paolo Sorrentino’s The Young Pope, as well as all eight episodes of Luca Guadagnino’s We Are Who We Are. He is the recipient of two NEA translation fellowships (2007 and 2019). He lives in San Diego.