Iain Galbraith was born on the west coast of Scotland in 1956. A poet, essayist, literary translator and anthologist, he has received various prizes for his work, including the John Dryden Translation Prize, Stephen Spender Prize, and Popescu European Poetry Translation Prize. His recent translations include: Jan Wagner: Self-portrait with a Swarm of Bees. Selected Poems (Arc Publications, 2015), and John Burnside: Anweisungen für eine Himmelsbestattung. Gedichte (Hanser, 2016).