Janet Livingstone was born in Boston and ventured to Czechoslovakia just after the 1989 Velvet Revolution. Having lived in Bratislava for over 15 years, the city remains her second home. Among her full-length book translations are Seeing People Off and Away! Away! by Jana Beňová as well as The Best of All Worlds by prize-winning Slovak-Swiss author, Irena Brežná. Livingstone lives in Seattle and also speaks French, Italian, Russian, Spanish and elementary Japanese to anyone who will listen.