Susan Bernofsky

Susan Bernofsky

Translator and author Susan Bernofsky, former Chair of the Translation Committee of the PEN American Center, teaches literary translation in the School of the Arts MFA Program in Writing at Columbia University.

She has translated over twenty books, including seven by the great Swiss-German modernist author Robert Walser, Kafka's The Metamorphosis and Jenny Erpenbeck’s Visitation.

Her prizes and awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2014, the 2006 Helen and Kurt Wolff Translation Prize and the 2012 Herman Hesse Translation Prize. She has also received fellowships from the NEH, the NEA, the PEN Translation Fund, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, and the Leon Levy Center for Biography.

She blogs about translation at: www.translationista.net