James Young is a translator and writer from Northern Ireland and is the winner of the 2022 Peirene Stevns Prize. His short stories have appeared in publications including Wasafiri, Short Fiction, and The Honest Ulsterman, and have been shortlisted for the 2019 Wasafiri New Writing Prize, the 2020 Fish Short Story Prize, and the 2021 Bath Short Story Award. He is the editor of Short Fiction and runs the Hastings Writers Workshop. He lived in Brazil between 2005 and 2017, working as a teacher, translator, and journalist. The Love of Singular Men is his first novel-length translation.