Poet and Translator Michael Hofmann to Conduct Poetry Reading at Boston University

Contact: Tom Testa, 617/353-2240 | ttesta@bu.edu

(Boston, Mass.) – Renowned poet and translator Michael Hofmann will give a poetry reading in an event sponsored by The University Professors and by the Boston University Humanities Foundation. A distinguished lecturer in the English Department of the University of Florida at Gainesville, Hofmann has translated works by Bertolt Brecht, Joseph Roth, Patrick Suskind, Herta Mueller, and Franz Kafka, and by his father, German novelist Gert Hofmann.

A recipient of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize for the translation of his father’s novel “The Film Explainer,” Hofmann has also twice won the Translators’ Association’s Schlegel-Tieck Prize, first in 1988 for his adaptation of “The Double Bass,” by Patrick Suskind (1987) and again in 1993 for his translation of Wolfgang Koeppen’s “Death in Rome” (1992).

Hofmann’s published poetry includes “Nights in the Iron Hotel” (1983), which won the Cholmondeley Award; “Acrimony” (1986), which won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize; “Corona, Corona” (1993); and “Approximately Nowhere” (1999).

The event is free and open to the public. For further information, call 617/353-4020.

Event: Michael Hofmann Poetry Reading
Date: Thursday, January 30, 2003
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: Boston University School of Theology Room 525
745 Commonwealth Avenue