This Babylonian writer translated, edited, and may have embellished upon the original oral story. The Epic of Gilgamesh centers on the character King Gilgamesh. This epic includes a journey…. The Epics of Gilgamesh, translated by N. K Sanders is an ancient book written by an unknown author lost to time. These clay tablets contained the entire Gilgamesh story and were written in cuneiform with a stylus, which means that characters were pressed into a clay block to create language.