“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

2015 Ungar Award for Literary Translation


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 Nov. 9, 2015).


Oct. 28, 2015
Studio 360 Explores Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis
(panelist) with Ben Marcus, Helen Phillips, and Eric Jarosinski, moderated by Kurt Andersen
Thalia Book Club
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th St.
Tickets here
7:30 p.m.

Oct. 28-31, 2015
American Literary Translators Association Conference

Friday, Oct. 30
  • 2:00 - 3:15 The Perils of Punctuation (panelist) with Aron Aji, Lisa Bradford, and Marian Schwartz, moderated by Aviya Kushner
Saturday, Oct. 31 Tucson, AZ
Registration information here

Nov. 12, 2015
A Celebration of Robert Walser: Launch Event for Looking at Pictures
with Moyra Davey, Josiah McElheny, and Nathaniel Otting
The New Museum
235 Bowery
7:00 p.m.