Oonagh Stransky was born in Paris and now resides in New York City. She grew up in the Middle East and in London, and attended Mills College and UC Berkeley, Middlebury College, Universita’ di Firenze, and Columbia University. She teaches English in a performing arts high school in New York.
Stransky has been a board member of the American Literary Translators Association since 2003. Her translations of Born Twice and Day After Day were both nominated for the Dublin Impac Award and Almost Blue won the Booksense 76 Award in 2000.