Kate Briggs is the translator of two volumes of Roland Barthes’s notes for lecture courses at the Collège de France, The Preparation of the Novel (2011) and How to Live Together (2013). She is also the author of This Little Art (2017), a long essay on the practice of translation and, most recently, Entertaining Ideas (2019), a very short essay on writing backwards, living forwards and reading Elizabeth Jane Howard’s The Long View. She lives and works in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Kate Zambreno is the author more recently of Appendix Project (2019), a collection of talks and essays written in the shadow of Book of Mutter (2017). Forthcoming is a collection of very short stories and essays, Screen Tests, in Summer 2019, and a novel, Drifts, in 2020. She is at work on a meditation on Hervé Guibert. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.