David Draper Clark is former editor in chief of World Literature Today, where he worked for nearly three decades. During his tenure there, he helped administer the publication’s major programs:  the Neustadt International Prize for Literature, the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature, and the Puterbaugh Conferences on World Literature. Clark was a founder and two-term president of the Oklahoma Center for the Book, a state affiliate of the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress. His published translations from the Spanish include poetry and essays by Rafael Alberti, Roberto Fernández Retamar, Roberto Bolaño, and Ernesto Cardenal, among others. Clark has served as a consultant for the National Endowment for the Arts, UNESCO, and the Fundación Príncipe de Asturias. For over two decades he has been a contributor to Encyclopaedia Britannica, providing coverage of contemporary literature from sub-Saharan Africa, New Zealand, and Australia. He currently resides in Oklahoma and Arizona.