Arun Sarma is a noted litterateur and playwright from Assam who has the rare distinction of being the only Assamese to have won both the Sahitya Akademi and the Sangeet Natak Akademi awards. He started his career as a journalist and went on to become Director, All India Radio, North Eastern Service—a post he held till his retirement. In 2010, he was honoured with the Padma Shri.
Maitreyee Siddhanta Chakravarty is a freelance translator, editor and Assamese language consultant. Her first translation, The Hour Before Dawn, was shortlisted for the Vodafone Crossword Book Award. She lives in Bangalore with her husband and daughter.