“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).


March 3, 2015
Finding a Language for the Past: On Translating Jenny
Copeland Colloqium
Amherst College
Fayerweather Hall 115
4:00 p.m.

April 20-21, 2015
Guest, Translation Collective
Grinnell College
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April 27, 2015
Max Kade Lecture
Johns Hopkins University
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