Kai Aareleid is an award-winning Estonian prose writer, poet and translator. She has published the novels Russian Blood (2011) and Burning Cities (2016), two books of poetry and a collection of short stories, Secret Lives (2018). A prolific literary translator from Spanish, Finnish and English, she has translated into Estonian works by Bruce Chatwin, Javier Marías, Roberto Bolaño and Jorge Luis Borges, among others. Her novel Burning Cities was published by Peter Owen Publishers in 2018 and her poems were included in the anthology New Baltic Poetry, (Parthian Books, 2018). She is currently a freelance writer, translator and lecturer. Supported by the Estonian Studies Centre/VEMU and the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.