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Alek Popov & Angela Rodel

Author bio Alek Popov (born Sofia, Bulgaria, 1966) is one of the most popular contemporary Bulgarian writers, working not only as a novelist but also a dramatist, essayist, and short story writer....

Oksana Maksymchuk and Max Rosochinsky

Oksana Maksymchuk is a poet in the Ukrainian language; she has won the Bohdan-Ihor Antonych Prize (2005) and Smoloskyp Prize (2008), two of Ukraine’s most prestigious awards for young poets....

Julia Sanches and Ellen Elias-Bursac

Julia Sanches is Brazilian by birth but has lived in New York, Mexico City, Lausanne, Edinburgh, and Barcelona. She is a graduate of comparative literature and literary translation at UPF in...

Jean-Paul Clébert & Donald Nicholson-Smith

Jean-Paul Clébert was a boy from a respectable middle-class family who ran away from school, joined the French Resistance, and never looked back. Making his way to Paris at the end of World...

Burhan Sönmez & Ümit Hussein

Born in Central Anatolia in 1965, Burhan Sönmez grew up speaking Kurdish and Turkish, and later moved to Istanbul where he studied law. The recipient of a number of literary prizes, he...

Scott E. Myers

Scott E. Myers (梦之恩) is a translator of Chinese who focuses on contemporary queer fiction from the PRC. He holds a BA in philosophy from Hampshire College and master’s...

María José Giménez

María José Giménez is a Venezuelan-Canadian poet and translator, recipient of a 2016 Gabo Prize for Translation and fellowships from the NEA, The Banff International...

Ilan Stavans and Regina Galasso

Ilan Stavans, the publisher of Restless Books and author of Quixote: The Novel and the World (2015), among other books, is Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst...

Karen Emmerich and Martin Trabalik

Karen Emmerich is a translator of Greek poetry and prose, and teaches at Princeton University.  Martin Trabalik is a writer and photographer from the Czech Republic who has been...

Mona Kareem & The Operating System

Mona Kareem (translator) is a poet, translator, and journalist based in New York. She is the author of three poetry collections, some of which were translated into French, English, Spanish, Dutch,...

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