Guy Rooryck (b. 1956) is a professor of translation, interpreting and communication and is head of the French department at the University of Gent. His current research focuses on translation and cultural transfer within 18th-century French and British philosophical discourse. Additionally he translates academic articles into French; some of his translations have appeared in the magazine Septentrion. His literary translations include the novels Land of Promise (Land van belofte) by Joseph Pearce and Monte Carlo by Peter Terrin.