Liao Yiwu (廖亦武) (born 1958 in Sichuan) is a Chinese author, reporter, musician, and poet. He is a critic of China's Communist regime, for which he has been imprisoned. His books were published in Taiwan and Hong Kong but are banned in mainland China. He fled China in 2010 and lives in Germany. His work in English includes The Corpse Walker–Real Life Stories: China from the Bottom Up and God Is Red: The Secret Story of How Christianity Survived and Flourished in Communist China, both translated by Wenguang Huang. He received the Ryszard Kapuściński Prize, the Hellman Hammett Grant, and the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade.
Siobhan O’Leary is an independent translator, writer and consultant based in Berlin. She previously worked in the Foreign Rights department of the Crown Publishing Group (Random House) in New York and at the boutique publishing consulting firm Market Partners International, where she also compiled international bestseller lists for the monthly newsletter Publishing Trends. She contributes to the online trade newsletter Publishing Perspectives and has helped coordinate the annual Tools of Change Frankfurt conference since its inception in 2009. www.wordfuerwort.com/WordPress
Sophie Schlöndorff is an independent translator, editor, and writer. She has a degree from Yale University and has worked in the fields of publishing, film, art, academia, and international organizations. Originally from New York, she is fluent in English, German, French and Italian and has been living abroad for over a decade, in Paris, Rome and, most recently, Berlin.