Susan Bernofsky is the author of a biography of Robert Walser (forthcoming from Yale University Press). A current fellow at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers and past Guggenheim fellow, she has translated classic works by Franz Kafka and Hermann Hesse as well as eight books by Walser. Her translation of Jenny Erpenbeck’s novel The End of Days (2014) won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, The Schlegel-Tieck Translation Prize, the Ungar Award for Literary Translation, and the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize. Her translation of Yoko Tawada’s novel Memoirs of a Polar Bear (2016) won the inaugural Warwick Prize for Women in Translation. In 2019 she received the Lois Roth Award and the Friedrich Ulfers Prize. She directs the program in literary translation at the Columbia University School of the Arts.