Magdalena Mullek was born and grew up in Košice, Slovakia, but moved to the United States more than twenty years ago. She is an independent literary translator and scholar. Her translations from the Slovak have appeared in The Dirty Goat, Alchemy, Ozone Park, TWO LINES, Words Without Borders, Slovak Literary Review, and B O D Y. She was one of the translators of The Dedalus Book of Slovak Literature. Magdalena lives in Orlando, Florida, with her husband and their daughter.