Estelle Gilson is a writer, poet and translator. She has translated French, Hebrew and Italian prose and poetry, and was was the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts translation grant. Her awards include the MLA's first Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione translation prize. Gilson's translations of poet Umberto Saba's prose and works by Giacomo Debenedetti, Antonio Debenedetti and Massimo Bontempelli introduced these writers to American readers. Her essays, poetry and fiction have appeared in a wide variety of publications She is a member of PEN's Translation Committee.