Stig Dagerman (1923ndash;1954) was regarded as the most talented young writer of the Swedish postwar generation. By age twenty-six he had published four novels, a collection of short stories, and four full-length plays, in addition toGerman Autumn.Robin Fulton Macpherson is a Scottish poet and translator who has lived and worked in Norway since 1973.Mark Kurlansky is a New York Times best-selling author of many books, includingCod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the WorldandSalt: A World History.
Mark Kurlansky is the author of The Basque History of the World, the New York Times bestseller Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World (among the New York Public Library's Best Books of the Year in 1998), as well as A Chosen Few: The Resurrection of European Jewry; A Continent of Islands: Searching for the Caribbean Destiny, and several acclaimed works of short fiction and journalism about the Caribbean. He spent seven years as the Caribbean correspondent for the Chicago Tribune. He lives in New York City.