Pauline Fan is a writer, literary translator and cultural researcher from Malaysia. Her translation of poems by Sarawak poet Kulleh Grasi, Tell Me, Kenyalang (Circumference Books, 2019), was shortlisted for the 2020 National Translation Award in Poetry, and longlisted for the Best Translated Book Awards 2020. Her translations from German to Malay include works by Bertolt Brecht, Immanuel Kant, Rainer Maria Rilke and Paul Celan. She is Creative Director of cultural organisation PUSAKA, and Director of the George Town Literary Festival. Photo credit: Halim Rahim.