Chris Andrews was born in Newcastle, Australia in 1962, and grew up in Melbourne. His previous poetry collection, Cut Lunch (2002), won the Anne Elder Poetry Prize (2003) and the Wesley Michel Wright Poetry Prize (2004). His translations of Latin American fiction include Roberto Bolaño’s By Night in Chile (2003) and César Aira’s Varamo (2012). In 2005 he was awarded the Vallé-Inclan Prize for Literary Translation by the British Society of Authors. From 2002 to 2010 he reviewed Spanish and Latin American books for the TLS. He now lives in Sydney.