Michael M. Naydan is Woskob Family Professor of Ukrainian Studies and a prolific translator from Ukrainian and Russian. He is currently in the process of compiling an anthology of contemporary Ukrainian women writers and is completing a translation of Iren Rozdobudko’s novel The Button with Olha Tytarenko. His essay on Ukrainian literary identity after the Orange Revolution appeared in the September 2005 issue of WLT.
Maria Nazos’s poetry has appeared in the New Yorker. Her translation of Dimitra Kotoula’s chapbook appeared in Mid-American Review.
Denise Newman is a translator and a poet who has published three collections of poetry. She has translated two books by Denmark’s greatest modernist author, Inger Christensen, and her work has appeared widely, including in Denver Quarterly, Volt, Fence, New American Writing, and ZYZZYVA.
Rita Nezami is a scholar and translator who teaches writing and world literature at SUNY Stony Brook. In 2016 Northwestern University Press published her translations of Tahar Ben Jelloun’s writings on the Arab Spring. She is currently translating Ben Jelloun’s 2016 novel on racism in Morocco, Le Mariage de Plaisir.