Stephen Romer was born in 1957 and was educated at Cambridge. He has four published collections of poetry with the Oxford Poets imprint of Carcanet Press and is the editor of the Faber anthology Twentieth-Century French Poems. His acclaimed translation of Yves Bonnefoy's The Arriere-pays was published last year (Seagull Press, 2012), and his French Decadent Tales, new translations of fin-de-siècle stories, is due from Oxford World Classics in Spring 2013. He regularly writes on French literature and modern poetry for the Guardian and the Times Literary Supplement.
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