Estelle Gilson is a writer, translator, and poet. She has been a contributing editor at both Present Tense
and Columbia Magazine
and her short fiction has appeared in several publications. She has translated the poetry of Gabriel Preil, fiction by Stendhal, and two novels by Massimo Bontempelli, among others. Her translation of Stories and Recollections
of Umberto Saba won three translation prizes including the MLA's first Scaglione award as the best translation of the previous two years. She lives in San Diego, California.