Nirmal Kanti Bhattacharjee taught English Literature at Gauhati University and Comparative Literature at Jadavpur University. He was the Regional Secretary of Sahitya Akademi’s Eastern Regional Office at Kolkata and the Director of the National Book Trust at Delhi. Later, he also worked as the Editor of Sahitya Akademi’s prestigious journal Indian Literature and as Director of K. K. Birla Foundation, New Delhi. From 2013 to 2016, he worked as the Editorial Consultant of the Multi-volume Documentation Project of the Rashtrapati Bhavan launched by Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the then President of India. An accomplished translator from Bengali into English and vice versa, his English translations of fictions of Rabindranath Tagore, Mahasveta Devi, Sunil Gangopadhyay, Manik Bandyopadhyay and Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay have all been very well received. He has also translated a Kannada short story collection of U. R. Anantamurthy and a Marathi novel by Viswas Patil into Bengali in collaboration with the original authors. Recipient of the best translator’s award from IBBY Congress at London in 2012, Mr Bhattacharjee has also edited a collection of stories of displacement from Assam (Barbed Wire Fence, Niyogi Books) and co-edited four volumes of the Best of Indian Literature (1957-2007), published by the Sahitya Akademi. He currently works as the Editorial Director of Niyogi Books, New Delhi.