Alexandra Büchler was born in Prague and was educated there, in Thessaloniki, Greece, and in Melbourne, Australia. She has lived in Great Britain since 1989. She is founding director of Literature Across Frontiers, a programme of international literary exchange based in the UK, and a member of the editorial board of its European Internet Review of Books and Writing, Transcript.
A translator of fiction, poetry, theatre plays and texts on modern art and architecture from English, Czech and Greek, she has published over twenty-five works, including books by such authors as J. M. Coetzee, David Malouf, Jean Rhys, Janice Galloway and Rhea Galanaki in Czech translation. She has also edited and part-translated a number of anthologies, including This Side of Reality: Modern Czech Writing (1996), Allskin and Other Tales by Contemporary Czech Women (1998) and most recently A Fine Line: New Poetry from Eastern and Central Europe (Arc Publications, 2004).