Karol Chmel (1953) – poet and translator. He is currently working as editor at the Kalligram publishing house in Bratislava, and is also member of the board of editors of the Fragment magazine. He has authored several books of poetry. He is an active translator of poetry, prose and essays of Polish (Zagajewski, Gombrowicz, Miłosz, Herbert), Slovenian (Debeljak, Zajc) and Serbian (Kiš, Basara, Tišma, Pavić) literature. He has also translated a small selection of literary texts from contemporary Macedonian literature for the magazine Dotyki (Touches) in 1993.