Rutherford House, Lecture Theatre 2, Victoria University (Pipitea Campus Wellington), 9 August 2012, 6pm free entry
In addition to book reviews, he has published several volumes of poetry. He has translated a large number of novels including works by Bertolt Brecht, Franz Kafka and Herta Müller. Recently published translations include Hans Fallada’s Alone in Berlin (2009) and Günter Eich’s poetry collection Angina Days (2010).
In 1995 he received the Independent newspaper’s Foreign Fiction Prize for the translation of the novel The Film Explainer by Gert Hofmann (his father). Other awards include the Schlegel-Tieck prize for his translations of Patrick Süskind’s The Double Bass (1988) and the Weidenfeld Oxford Translation Prize for Durs Grünbein’s Ashes for Breakfast. Michael Hofmann is Professor of English Literature at the University of Florida.