Hubert Mingarelli is the author of numerous novels and short story collections, as well as fiction for young adults. His novel A Meal in Winter was shortlisted for the 2014 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and was selected by Indies Introduce in the United States. He lives in Grenoble. Sam Taylor (translator) is an acclaimed translator and novelist who lives in Texas. His translations include A Meal in Winter by Hubert Mingarelli (The New Press), Special Envoy by Jean Echenoz (The New Press), The Arab of the Future by Riad Sattouf, and the award-winning HHhH by Lauren Binet.