Sacha Idell is a writer and translator from Northern California. His stories appear or are forthcoming in Electric Literature, Gulf Coast, New England Review, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. His published translations include work by the Japanese writers Kyūsaku Yumeno and Toshirō Sasaki. He holds an MFA from the University of Arkansas, where he was a Walton Fellow and fiction editor of The Arkansas International. He lives in Baton Rouge, where he works as coeditor and prose editor of The Southern Review.