Aron Aji is a native of Turkey. His most recent translation is Bilge Karasu’s Long Day’s Evening (City Lights, 2012) for which he received an NEA Translation Fellowship and was shortlisted for the PEN Translation Prize. Along with books by Karasu, Aji also translated works by Murathan Mungan, Elif Shafak, Nedim Gursel, Latife Tekin, among others. His translation of Karasu’s Garden of Departed Cats (New Directions, 2004) received the National Translation Award. Member of the American Literary Translators Association and PEN, Aji is the dean of college of arts and sciences at St. Ambrose University, and an affiliate faculty member at University of Iowa’s MFA in Translation program.