Maxim Osipov is a cardiologist and writer. His fiction and nonfiction have been collected in six Russian-language volumes and translated into 18 languages. He is a member of PEN Moscow.

Alex Fleming is a translator of Swedish and Russian literature and children’s fiction. Her translations include works by TherĂ©se Söderlind and Cilla Naumann. In 2015 she was awarded the British Centre for Literary Translation’s Emerging Translator Mentorship for Russian.