Maimu Berg (1945), a long-time journalist and translator of Finnish literature into Estonian, began publishing her own writing only in the late 1980s. Her acute sense for naturalist detail crafts a literary space that teems with symbols, bespeaking personal experience while simultaneously distorting memory and recollection.
Christopher Moseley was born in Australia in 1950 and is a freelance translator into English from Estonian, Finnish, Latvian, and the Scandinavian languages. He has translated numerous Estonian short stories and three novels, one of which is The Man Who Spoke Snakish. He currently lives in the UK and teaches English and Latvian at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London.