“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.


Go, Went, Gone Jenny Erpenbeck (forthcoming from New Directions and Portobello Books, Sept. 15, 2017).


Memoirs of a Polar Bear by Yoko Tawada (New York: New Directions, 2016).
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Looking at Pictures by Robert Walser (New York: Christine Burgin/New Directions, 2015).
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May 5, 2017
Translating Women's Voices (panelist)
PEN World Voices Festival
with Tess Lewis, Susan Bernofsky, Kaiama L. Glover, and Katrine Jensen, moderated by Alta Price
RSVP strongly recommended
Deutsches Haus at NYU
16 Washington Mews
7:00 p.m.

May 19, 2017
Translating Der Spaziergang: Translation as Walk
»Spazieren muß ich unbedingt«. Robert Walser und die Kultur des Gehens (panelist)
Zentrum Paul Klee
Monument im Fruchtland 3
Bern, Switzerland
4:00 p.m.

June 16, 2017
One-Day Literary Translation Institute (faculty)
with Kaiama Glover, Gregary Racz, and Christopher Winks
Long Island University, Brooklyn
1 University Place
Brooklyn, NY
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.