Josef Winkler (b. 1953, Austria) is the author of fourteen books, among them the award-winning trilogy Das wilde Kärnten. His major themes are suicide, homosexuality, and the corrosive influence of Catholicism and Nazism in Austrian country life. Winner of the 2008 Büchner prize, subject of the award-winning film Josef Winkler, der Kinoleinwandgeher, and current president of the Austrian Art Senate, Winkler lives in Klagenfurt with his wife and two children.
Adrian West is a writer and translator whose work has appeared in numerous publications including McSweeney’s, 3:AM, and the Review of Contemporary Fiction. His book-length translations include Josef Winkler’s When the Time Comes and Alma Venus by the Catalan poet Pere Gimferrer. He lives between Spain and the United States with the cinema critic Beatriz Leal Riesco.