Maria Dahvana Headley is the translator of this stunning new version of Beowulf, and a number one New York Times-bestselling author and editor. Her books include the novels Magonia, Aerie, and Queen of Kings, as well as the memoir, The Year of Yes. With Kat Howard, she is the author of The End of the Sentence, and with Neil Gaiman, she is co-editor of Unnatural Creatures. Her short stories have been shortlisted for the Shirley Jackson, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards. In 2018 she published the critically-acclaimed novel, The Mere Wife, a contemporary retelling of Beowulf.