SACHA IDELL is a writer and translator from Northern California. His stories appear in Ploughshares, Gulf Coast, the New England Review, Electric Literature, the Chicago Tribune, and elsewhere. His published translations include work by the Japanese writers Toshirō Sasaki and Kyūsaku Yumeno.

Sacha holds an MFA from the University of Arkansas, where he helped found The Arkansas International and received fellowships in fiction and literary translation. His writing has also received fellowships and support from the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation and Sozopol Fiction Seminars, the Tin House Summer Workshop, and the Riggio Foundation. He lives in Baton Rouge, where he serves as coeditor and prose editor of The Southern Review.