John K. Cox is professor of history and department head at North Dakota State University in Fargo. His published translations include five volumes of works by Danilo Kiš; novels by Ajla Terzić and Muharem Bazdulj; short fiction by Ismail Kadare, Ivan Ivanji, Ivo Andrić, and Meša Selimović; and nonfiction by Joseph Roth, Stefan Heym, Erwin Koch, and Filip David. His historical works include the books The History of Serbia and Slovenia: Evolving Loyalties, as well as articles on nationalism in various parts of Southeastern Europe. Currently he is translating Miklós Radnóti’s short stories and researching the works of Erzsébet Galgóczi. Cox and his family live with their bikes, some cats, a lot of books, and a few chickens on the edge of the prairie, and he still thinks Graham G. should have won a Nobel Prize.