André Naffis-Sahely is the author of The Promised Land: Poems from Itinerant Life (Penguin UK, 2017). He is a Visiting Teaching Fellow at Manchester Met's Writing School and is the poetry editor of Ambit magazine. He is from Abu Dhabi, but was born in Venice to an Iranian father and an Italian mother. He has translated over twenty titles of fiction, poetry and nonfiction from French and Italian, including The Last Days by Laurent Seksik and The Crew by Joseph Kessel, both published by Pushkin Press. Several of these translations have been featured as 'books of the year' in the Guardian, Financial Times and NPR.