ALEXANDRA BÜCHLER was born in Prague and lived in Greece, Australia and Great Britain. She is Director of Literature Across Frontiers, a program of international literary exchange and policy debate, based in the UK (, and Editorial Director of the European Internet Review of Books and Writing, Transcript ( A translator of fiction, poetry, theatre plays and texts on modern art and architecture, she has translated over twenty-five books and edited six anthologies of contemporary Czech, Australian, Scottish and Greek short stories. Among the many authors she has translated are J. M. Coetzee, David Malouf, Jean Rhys, Janice Galloway and Rhea Galanaki.