Debbie Eylon is a translator and editor. She was born in the United States and grew up in Israel. She attended the Shilo religious state school in Kiryat Ono, the Bnei Akiva Ulpan in Zafriyya, and the Hebrew University, studying in the philosophy department. She cleaned houses, served as a teaching assistant in the university, translated, edited, and is a mother of a nineteen-and-a-bit-year-old daughter. Politically she identifies herself as left-wing. Not that kind of left. Farther to the left. She is proudest of her daughter and of her translations of two collections of short stories by Kelly Link (Stranger Things Happen and Magic for Beginners) and a collection of articles by David Foster Wallace (McCain’s Promise: Aboard the Straight Talk Express with John McCain and a Whole Bunch of Actual Reporters, Thinking About Hope).