His previous translations include Friedrich Hölderlin’s Hyperion
, Kevin Vennemann’s Close to Jedenew
, Joseph Roth’s Job
, and Clemens J. Setz’s Indigo.
He was awarded a 2012 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship for Translation, the 2010 Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator’s Prize for his rendering of Michael Maar’s Speak, Nabokov,
and a commendation from the judges of the 2012 Schlegel-Tieck Prize for his translation of Thomas Pletzinger’s Funeral for a Dog.
His literary criticism has appeared in The Times Literary Supplement, Bookforum, The Nation
, and other publications. He was a 2003-2004 Fulbright Scholar in Berlin and is a graduate of Vassar College.
Photograph: Lauren Benjamin