Edmund Keeley is a novelist and the translator of several volumes of poetry. His honors include the Academy Award in Literature and the Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, as well as fellowships from the Ingram Merrill Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 1980, Keeley received the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award, awarded by Charles Simic for Ritsos in Parentheses (Princeton University Press, 1979). He is the Charles Barnwell Straut Professor of English Emeritus and the Director Emeritus of the creative writing program at Princeton University. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.