Ros Schwartz has been a freelance translator from French for 25 years. She has translated a range of contemporary fiction and non-fiction from authors as diverse as Ousmane Sembène, Sébastien Japrisot, Jacqueline Harpman, Yasmina Khadra and Aziz Chouaki. Her non-fiction work includes articles and books by researchers at Sciences-Po, Paris, film commentaries for the National Film Theatre and art catalogues for a number of European museums. She gives regular seminars at UK universities and had published several articles on literary translation, most recently a chapter in The Translator as Writer, (Eds. Susan Bassnett and Peter Bush), published by Continuum.