Born in 1959 in Chad, NIMROD is a poet, philosopher, novelist, essayist and journalist. Nimrod received the Vocation Prize, the Louis Labé Prize and the Thyde Monniere Grant and the Société des Gens de Lettres, and is the author of several novels and an essay collection in French. He also wrote Aimé Césaire: No to Humiliation for the They Said No series of fictionalized biographies for young adults.
Translator Emma Ramadan is based in Providence, RI, where she co-owns Riffraff Bookstore and Bar. She's the recipient of an NEA fellowship, a Fulbright grant, and the 2018 Albertine Prize. Among her translations are Anne Garréta's Sphinx and Not One Day, Virginie Despentes's Pretty Things, and Abdellah Taia’s A Country for Dying (SSP), for which she won the 2021 PEN Translation Prize.