Born in Paris in 1962, Philippe Forest is the author of numerous essays on art and literature and of three novels, all published by Éditions Gallimard: L'Enfant éternel (The Eternal Child, winner of the Prix Femina for a first novel in 1997), Toute la nuit (All Night Long, 1999), and Sarinagara (winner of the Prix Décembre in 2004). He is currently a professor of literature at the University of Nantes, specializing in avant-gardes.
Pascale Torracinta is currently at work on a translation of the French poet Yves Bonnefoy's spiritual autobiography The Country Beyond and a (French) translation of Gloria Kurian Broder's Their Magician and Other Stories. In France, her most recent translation, The Work of the Imagination by Paul Harris, was published in March 2007 by Retz. Her essays, reviews, and translations have appeared in several magazines on both sides of the Atlantic, including The Threepenny Review and Poetry Northwest. She has taught French Literature at the University of Oxford and at the University of Geneva, and, for the last five years, at a high school in Cambridge. She lives in Boston.