SACHA IDELL is a writer and translator from Northern California. His stories appear in the Chicago Tribune, Electric Literature, Gulf Coast, New England Review, Ploughshares, 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 work has been selected for Narrative’s “30 Under 30” list of emerging writers and been named one of Narrative’s top 5 stories of the year. He has also received fellowships from the Walton Family Foundation, the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation and Sozopol Fiction Seminars, and the Tin House Summer Workshop. He lives in Baton Rouge, where he serves as coeditor and prose editor of The Southern Review.