André Naffis-Sahely is the author of The Promised Land: Poems from Itinerant Life (Penguin, 2017) and is the editor of The Heart of a Stranger: An Anthology of Exile Literature (Pushkin Press, 2019). He is from Abu Dhabi, but was born in Venice to an Iranian father and an Italian mother. His writing has appeared in The Nation, Harper's, Poetry, New Statesman, Playboy, The Believer, The Economist, Financial Times, Los Angeles Review of Books and World Literature Today. His translations include twenty titles of fiction, poetry and nonfiction, featuring works by Honoré de Balzac, Émile Zola, Abdellatif Laâbi, Tahar Ben Jelloun and Alessandro Spina. Several have been featured as 'Books of the Year' in The Guardian, Literary Hub and National Public Radio. He lives in Los Angeles.