Jessie Chaffee’s debut novel, Florence in Ecstasy, was a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2017 and was translated into six languages. She was the recipient of a Fulbright to Italy, and she was previously the editor of WWB Daily at Words Without Borders. She lives in New York City.
Madhu H. Kaza
Born in Andhra Pradesh, India, Madhu H. Kaza is a writer, translator, artist, and educator based in New York. She is a translator of contemporary Telugu fiction and the editor of Kitchen Table Translation. She works for the Bard Prison Initiative, where she serves as Faculty Advisor to the Microcollege and also teaches in the MFA program at Columbia University.
Achy Obejas is the author of the forthcoming Boomerang/Bumerán, a bilingual poetry collection, as well as The Tower of the Antilles, which was a finalist for the 2018 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, among other honors. Her novels include Ruins and Days of Awe, which was a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. Her poetry chapbook, This is What Happened in Our Other Life, was both a critical hit and a national bestseller. As a translator, Havana-born Achy has worked with Wendy Guerra, Rita Indiana, Junot Díaz, and Megan Maxwell, among others. A recipient of a United States Artists Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a CINTAS Foundation Fellowship, among other awards, she is currently a writer/editor for Netflix and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. (Photo credit: Rachel Beser)
Sergio de la Pava
Sergio de la Pava is the author of the novels A Naked Singularity, Personae, and Lost Empress.