Astrid Alben is a poet, editor and translator. She is the author of Ai! Ai! Pianissimo, Plainspeak, Little Dead Rabbit and Klein dood konijn. Her translation of Anne Vegter’s Eiland berg gletsjer/Eiland mountain glacier received an English PEN Translates award (2022). She has worked with BBC Radio and Wellcome Collection with performance and animation. Alben was awarded a Wellcome Trust Fellowship in 2014 for her work across the arts and sciences.