Alison Anderson worked as an English teacher in Switzerland, France, Greece, and Croatia before settling down as a consular agent and translator in the San Francisco Bay Area for a number of years, during which she published two novels, Hidden Latitudes and Darwin’s Wink. In 2008 she moved back to Europe and has since been working as a full-time literary translator. Her third novel, The Summer Guest, was published in 2016. She has translated over ninety novels from French, including Muriel Barbery’s The Elegance of the Hedgehog and works by Nobel laureate JMG Le Clézio. She is currently living in a village in the French-speaking part of Switzerland.