Thomas Gunzig has written eleven books of short stories, three novels, two plays, and two works for younger readers. His 2001 novel Mort d’un parfait bilingue won Belgium’s top literary prize, the Prix Rossel; his most recent novel is the slasher parody 10,000 Liters of Pure Horror (Diable Vauvert, 2007). The son of a noted cosmologist, he is known for his dark humor, absurdism, and the time he challenged editor Luc Pire, a Tae Kwon Do red belt, to a duel at the Brussels Book Fair over the rights to one of his own story collections. He won.
Edward Gauvin (translator) has received fellowships and residencies from the NEA, the Clarion and Fulbright Foundations, the Centre National du Livre, Ledig House, the Banff Centre, and ALTA. His work includes A Life on Paper by Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud (Small Beer, 2010) and publications in F&SF, Podcastle, Postscripts, Joyland, Conjunctions, Subtropics, World Literature Today, Epiphany, Tin House, The Southern Review, and the Harvard Review. The winner of the John Dryden Translation prize, he is the contributing editor for Francophone comics at Words Without Borders, and translates comics for Tokypop, First Second, Lerner, and Archaia.