Martha Cooley and Antonio Romani
Martha Cooley is the author of two novels: The Archivist, a national bestseller published in eleven foreign markets, and Thirty-Three Swoons, also published in Italy. Her short fiction, essays, and co-translations have appeared in numerous literary magazines. Cooley’s co-translation of Antonio Tabucchi’s Time Ages in a Hurry appeared in 2015. Her memoir-in-essays, dealing with a year spent in Italy, is forthcoming in 2017. She is a professor of English at Adelphi University.
Antonio Romani’s co-translations of poems by Italian poet Giampiero Neri have been published in AGNI, Atlanta Review, PEN America, A Public Space, and others. His co-translation of Antonio Tabucchi’s Time Ages in a Hurry appeared in 2015. He taught Italian literature and history in two high schools in Cremona, Italy, and was the owner and manager of two bookstores there. He now lives in Queens, New York.