Javier Calvo was born in Barcelona in 1973. He is a novelist and literary translator. Considered one of the most skilled translators from English, he has translated such authors as David Foster Wallace, J. M. Coetzee, Don DeLillo, Joan Didion, Salman Rushdie, Zadie Smith, Peter Matthiessen, Chuck Palahniuk, and Denis Johnson. His writings have established him as “an author who has added a new and staggering dimension to our literature” (J. A. Masoliver Ródenas, La Vanguardia). His work has been translated into English, French, German, and Italian.