Petra Hulová was born in Prague in 1979 and has published five critically acclaimed novels in Czech. She won the Magnesia Litera Prize in the Czech Republic in 2002 for Pamet mojí babicce ("A Memoir for My Grandmother," here released as All This Belongs to Me).
Alex Zucker has translated two novels, numerous short stories and plays, poems, and song lyrics. His translation of Czech author Jáchym Topol's first novel, City Sister Silver (2000), was selected for inclusion in the 2006 guide 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. Zucker's most recent translation was a comic opera directed by Miloš Forman for the National Theater in Prague. He lives in Brooklyn.