Acclaimed translator and
author Susan Bernofsky, Chair of the PEN Translation Committee, has translated
18 books, including six by the great Swiss-German modernist writer Robert
Walser, as well as novels by Jenny Erpenbeck, Yoko Tawada, Hermann Hesse,
Gregor von Rezzori and others. She received the 2006 Helen and Kurt Wolff
Translation Prize as well as awards and fellowships from the NEH, the NEA, the
PEN Translation Fund, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Alexander
von Humboldt Foundation and the Lannan Foundation. She also received the 2012 Calwer Herman-Hesse Prize.
She teaches in the MFA program at Queens College (CUNY) and blogs about translation at www.translationista.org.