Claudia Durastanti is the author of four critically acclaimed novels. Strangers I Know (La straniera) has been translated into 18 languages and was shortlisted in 2019 for the Premio Strega, Italy’s most prestigious literary prize. A former Italian Fellow in Literature at the American Academy of Rome, Durastanti is also one of the founders of the Italian Literature Festival in London. She writes for several literary supplements and sits on the board of the Turin Book Fair. She is the Italian translator of Joshua Cohen, Donna Haraway, Ocean Vuong and the most recent edition of The Great Gatsby.
Elizabeth Harris is a literary translator of contemporary Italian fiction, including novels and story collections by Mario Rigoni Stern, Giulio Mozzi, Antonio Tabucchi, Andrea Bajani and Claudia Durastanti. For her translations of Tabucchi, she has received the PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant, an NEA Translation Fellowship, the Italian Prose in Translation Award and the National Translation Award for Prose.