Born in Tallin in 1969, Triin Soomets is the author of thirteen books, most recently Hea ja kurja jutud (Stories of Good and Evil). Her work has been widely anthologized and translated into more than twenty languages. She received the Estonian Cultural Endowment Award in 2014 and the Ivask Memorial Prize in 2010, and has won or been nominated for many other awards and honors.
Miriam McIlfatrick is a translator and lecturer from Northern Ireland who has lived in Estonia since 1991. Her scholarly interests include the poetics of translation, oral poetics, and cognitive stylistics. She translates contemporary Estonian poetry primarily for performance at festivals worldwide, and her translations have also appeared in a number of journals and anthologies. Her most recent publications are Kätlin Kaldmaa’s collection One is None (A Midsummer Night’s Press, 2014) and poems by Juhan Viiding and Triin Soomets in the anthology Six Estonian Poets (Arc Publications, 2015). With the Estonian poet Doris Kareva she coedited the bilingual anthology Windship with Oars of Light (Huma, 2001) and Rogha Danta, a collection of seven Irish women poets translated into Estonian (verb, 2005). Her own poetry has also appeared in Estonian literary journals in translation by Doris Kareva.