Andrzej Stasiuk is a Polish novelist, travel writer, journalist and literary critic. His works available in English include On the Road to Babadag (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011), winner of Poland’s Nike Prize, Fado (Dalkey Archive, 2009) and Nine (Harcourt Trade, 2007). He is the 2008 recipient of the Vilenica International Literary Prize.

Bill Johnston has translated over thirty works from the Polish. His translation of Tomasz Różycki’s epic poem Twelve Stations (Zephyr Press, 2015) won the 2016 Found in Translation Award. His other honors include the PEN Translation Prize and the Best Translated Book Award, both for his translation of Wiesław Myśliwski’s novel Stone Upon Stone (Archipelago Books, 2010), and a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship. He is Henry Remak Professor of Comparative Literature at Indiana University, where he teaches literary translation.