Eugenia Kuznetsova is a Ukrainian author, translator, and researcher. She was born and spent her childhood in the village of Khomutyntsi in central Ukraine. After graduating Kyiv National University, she received her PhD in literary analysis in Spain. Now, Eugenia works in media research, focusing on conflict-sensitive reporting and countering disinformation, and translates fiction and non-fiction. So far, Eugenia has published two books. Her first book Cook in Sorrow published in 2020.
Jacobo Bergareche (London, 1976) abandoned his Fine Arts studies in Madrid to study Literature and Writing at Emerson College in Boston. He combines writing with his work as a producer and scriptwriter of series. He is author of the poem collection Playas (2004), the play Coma (2015), the series of children’s books Aventuras en Bodytown (2017), the autobiographical novel about his brother’s murder Estaciones de regreso (2019) and the novel Los días perfectos (Libros del Asteroide, 2021).
Vladimir Jankovski (1977) has graduated General and Comparative literature at the Faculty of Philology „Blaze Koneski“ in Skopje. He worked as an editor in several publishing houses. He has published 3 novels: Hidden Desires, Restless Travels (2020), Invisible Loves (2015), and Eternal Present Time (2010). For the novel Hidden Desires, Unrest Travels he was awarded with the “Novel of the Year award” and for Invisible Loves he was awarded with “Racinovo Priznanie award” for the best prose book.
Tomas Vaiseta (b. 1984) is a writer, historian and associate professor at the Faculty of History of Vilnius University. His debut collection of short stories Paukščių miegas (The Sleep of Birds, 2014) was included in the top five books for adults in the Book of the Year selection and the top twelve most creative books selected by the Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore. His novel Orfėjas, kelionė pirmyn ir atgal (Orpheus: A Journey There and Back, 2016) also made it into the top five books for adults in the Book of the Year selection.
Daniele Mencarelli (Rome 1974) is a poet and novelist. His latest collection, published in 2019, is Tempo Circolare (collected poems 2019-1997. His first novel La casa degli sguardi, Mondadori (Volponi prize, Severino Cesari first work prize, John Fante first work prize) is from 2018. Tutto chiede salvezza, his second novel, was released in 2020 and won the Strega Giovani Award. Sempre tornare closes an ideal autobiographical trilogy that began with La casa degli sguardi.