“When Gregor Samsa woke one morning from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed right there in his bed into some sort of monstrous insect.”

- Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis



Watch this page for the most recent information on forthcoming work and upcoming lectures, readings, book-launch parties and media appearances.


The End of Days by Jenny Erpenbeck (New York: New Directions and London: Portobello, 2014).
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The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, foreword by David Cronenberg (New York: Norton, 2014)
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In Translation: Translators on Their Work And What It Means, ed. Esther Allen and Susan Bernofsky (New York: Columbia University Press, 2013)
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Looking at Pictures by Robert Walser (New York: Christine Burgin/New Directions, forthcoming Nov. 2015).


May 26, 2015
All Must Have Prizes: IFFP Finalists' Event with Jenny
Erpenbeck, Daniel Kehlmann, Erwin Mortier, Catherine Taylor, Carol Brown Janeway and Paul Vincent
London Review Bookshop
14 Bury Place, London WC1A 2JL
Tickets required
7:00 p.m.

June 2, 2015
"Finding a Language for the Past" (lecture)
Part of Bread Loaf Translators' Conference
Barn, Middlebury College
204 College St.
Middlebury, VT
Lecture open to the public, 9:00 a.m.