Ross Benjamin is a translator of German literature and a writer living in Nyack, New York. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Times Literary Supplement, Bookforum, the Nation, and other publications. His translations include Friedrich Hölderlin's Hyperion (Archipelago Books), Kevin Vennemann's Close to Jedenew (Melville House), Thomas Pletzinger's Funeral for a Dog (W.W. Norton & Co.), and Joseph Roth's Job (Archipelago). He was awarded the 2010 Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize for his translation of Michael Maar's Speak Nabokov (Verso). He is a graduate of Vassar College and was a 2003–2004 Fulbright Scholar in Berlin.
Photograph: Lauren Benjamin