Janet Livingstone was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and ventured to Czechoslovakia just after the 1989 Velvet Revolution. Among her full-length book translations are Master Your Stage Fright by Slovak master violinist, Bohdan Warchal; Piata loď (working title: Boat Number Five) by novelist Monika Kompaníková; and Seeing People Off and Away! Away! by Jana Beňová. Her current translation projects include the novels The Best of All Worlds by Slovak-Swiss author Irena Brežná and The Arab World—Another Planet? by Emire Khidayer. Janet lives in Seattle with her two children.