In addition to Miljenko Jergović's Mama Leone, David Williams has translated Dubravka Ugrešić’s Karaoke Culture (a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award for criticism) and Europe in Sepia. He holds a doctorate in Comparative Literature from the University of Auckland, and is the author of Writing Postcommunism: Towards a Literature of the East European Ruins (Palgrave, 2013).