Brittany Hazelwood is an attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP in Manhattan where she practices in the Intellectual Property Group. She has directed Festival Neue Literatur for the past six years and is the Managing Editor for Writing for STILL Magazine. Brittany formerly worked at the German Book Office New York, Telos Press, Vice Magazine Berlin, and Deep Focus. Brittany studied German Literature and Cultural History at Columbia University, where she also received her law degree, and was a DAAD fellow at the Center for Metropolitan Studies at the Technische Universität Berlin. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her golden-doodle and tuxedo cat.
Liesl Schillinger is a literary critic, writer and translator, and teaches journalism and criticism at the New School in New York City. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, the New York Review of Books, the New Yorker and other publications, and her translations [from German, French and Italian] have been published by Penguin Classics, Viking, Tin House, and Words Without Borders. She is the author of Wordbirds: An Irreverent Lexicon for the 21st Century, and in 2017 was named a Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France.
Karen M. Phillips serves as executive director at Words Without Borders (WWB), an organization dedicated to building greater cultural understanding through the translation, publication, and promotion of international literature. Prior to joining WWB, Karen worked at the Committee to Protect Journalists, and as a consultant to cultural organizations in Africa, Latin America, and Europe. She spent a year in Germany as a fellow of the Robert Bosch Foundation in 2011/12.