Anton Hur was born in Stockholm and currently divides his time between Seoul and Incheon. A graduate of the Korea University College of Law and a Person of Distinguished Service to the Nation, he has worked as a queer rights activist and currently manages the Korean literary translation collective Smoking Tigers. He has won a PEN Translates award and a PEN/Heim translation grant for his books for Honford Star, and has other translations forthcoming from Tilted Axis Press, Verso Books, Feminist Press, Moonji Books, and Pegasus Books.