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 is a lawyer-turned-translator. His translation of Evelyne Trouillot’s novel, Memory at Bay, is published by the University of Virginia Press. His translation of Olivier Targowla’s novel, Narcisse on a Tightrope, is forthcoming from Deep Vellum’s Dalkey Archive imprint, and Akashic Books will soon publish several of his story translations in Paris Noir: The Suburbs. His renditions of stories and other texts from France, Haiti, Belgium, Quebec, Reunion, and Swiss Romandy appear in Words Without Borders, Subtropics, Asymptote Blog, Indiana Review, Cimarron Review, and Massachusetts Review (forthcoming), among other publications, and in four annual editions of Best European Fiction. He is a former officer and director of the American Literary Translators Association.