Born in 1977 in Saint-Denis, Reunion, J. William Cally received the Prix Universitaire de la Nouvelle concernant La Réunion in 1997 and 2003, the Prix de l’océan Indien de la Nouvelle in 2000, and the Prix spécial du Jury de l’océan Indien in 2003. His Kapali, la légende du Chien des cannes et autres nouvelles fantastiques creoles was published by L’Harmattan in 2005.
Paul Curtis Daw practiced law before becoming a translator. In 2015, the University of Virginia Press published his translation of Evelyne Trouillot’s novel Memory at Bay. His translations of stories and other texts from France, Haiti, Belgium, Quebec, Reunion, and Swiss Romandy (forthcoming) appear in Words Without Borders, Subtropics, Asymptote Blog, Indiana Review, Cimarron Review, carte blanche, and K1N, among other publications, and in several annual editions of Best European Fiction. He serves as an officer and director of the American Literary Translators Association.