“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.


2015 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize

2015 Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize


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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Looking at Pictures by Robert Walser (New York: Christine Burgin/New Directions, forthcoming Oct. 2015).


July 23, 2015
In Translation: An Evening with Susan Bernofsky
in conversation with Jay Ponteri
Mother Foucault's Bookshop
523 SE Morrison St.
Portland, Oregon
7:00 p.m.

Aug. 28, 2015
A Conversation with Uljana Wolf, winner of the 2015
Erlanger Literature Prize for Poetry as Translation, with Susan Bernofsky and Yoko Tawada
Erlangen, Germany
7:00 p.m.

Sept. 24 - Oct. 15, 2015
Reading Kafka with Susan Bernofsky
Four session literary seminar
92nd Street Y
Advance registration required, information here
Lexington Ave. at 92nd St.
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.