LIVIA FRANCHINI is a writer and translator from Tuscany, Italy. Selected publications include The Quietus, 3:AM Magazine, Funhouse, LESTE, Hotel and The White Review. She has translated Natalia Ginzburg, James Tiptree Jr. and Michael Donaghy among many others. In 2016 she co-founded CORDA, a journal about friendship in the time of new borders. She is one of the founding members of FILL, Festival of Italian Literature in London, where she lives and she is working on her first novel, as part of a PhD in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths.