Will Evans earned BA degrees from Emory University in history and Russian language and culture. He also received an MA in Russian culture at Duke University. He is president at Cinestate, an entertainment company based in Dallas. In 2013, he founded Deep Vellum Publishing and he cofounded Deep Vellum Books, an independent bookstore, in 2016. His translation of Oleg Kashin’s Fardwor, Russia! A Fantastical Tale of Life Under Putin was published by Restless Books in January 2016.