Ersi Sotiropoulos is one of Greece's most beloved writers and the author of ten works of fiction and a volume of poetry. Her novel Zigzag through the Bitter-Orange Trees (translated by Peter Green) was published in the US in '07 by Interlink Publishing.
Karen Emmerich has translated work by Vassilis Vassilikos, Yiorgos Skabardonis, Rhea Galanake, and a variety of Greek poets of the twentieth century. She has received translation grants and awards from PEN and from the Modern Greek Studies Association.
There were four of us in the Fiat, the Italians, my brother and I. We had set out for Delphi in the early afternoon, driving that wreck of a car for hours along a rural road that wove this way and that through the mountains, the asphalt gaping with potholes. I dont remember what year it was.