Annie Mydla assists with the administration and judging of Winning Writers' North Street Book Prize, critiques books and manuscripts, moderates Instagram feed and forum on Reddit, and helps maintain the website. She is a literary scholar and writer. Born in Boston, she spent her childhood and early adulthood in Rhode Island and Western Massachusetts. She now resides in Poland, where she pursues research in supernatural fiction, crime fiction, and Joseph Conrad. Her work has been published in English in The Yearbook of Joseph Conrad Studies (2017), Avant Literary Journal (2017), and in Polish translation in Tajemni wspólnicy: czytelnik, widz i tłumacz (Secret Sharers: Reader, Viewer and Translator, 2017). She is a regular contributor to the official publication of the Joseph Conrad Society of America, Joseph Conrad Today. Current projects include a book-length study of MR James, a study of representations of Poles in contemporary British crime fiction, a collection of translations into English of early Polish Conrad criticism, and an index of the supernatural language found throughout Conrad's oeuvre.