Tara FitzGerald is a writer, journalist, and translator based in Brooklyn. Before moving to New York, she lived in Mexico City for six years, where she worked as a freelance reporter and travel writer. She holds an MFA in creative nonfiction and literary translation from Columbia University and was also the recipient of a 2011 fellowship from the American Literary Translators Association. Her writing and translations have appeared in Vela, The Common, TWO LINES, Words Without Borders, and Guernica. She is also the managing editor (content) of the online translation journal Asymptote. She is translating Ernesto Semán’s novel Soy un bravo piloto de la Nueva China (A Brave Pilot From the New China), which is in need of a publisher. She is also at work on her own nonfiction book about the people who live on the shores of Central Asia's dying Aral Sea.