Susan Bernofsky, one of the preeminent translators of German-language literature, directs the program Literary Translation in the MFA Writing Program at the Columbia University School of the Arts. She is a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow.
Her lifelong fascination with German literature began when she first read the Grimms’ fairy tales as a high school student. Her writings on literature and culture are informed by her experience of living between two continents and cultures.
She blogs about literary translation at www.translationista.net, and is currently at work on a biography of the great Swiss-German modernist author Robert Walser, whom she has been translating for over twenty-five years.