Michael Hofmann was born in Freiburg, Germany in 1957. He is the author of six poetry collections, including Nights in the Iron Hotel (1984), winner of the Cholmondeley Award; Acrimony (1988), winner of the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize; and Approximately Nowhere (1997), winner of the Art Council Writer’s Award. He has also translated some 70 books from German to English, including Joseph Roth’s The String of Pearls (1999), for which he won the PEN/Book-of-the-Month-Club Translation Prize; and The Film Explainer (1955), for which he won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Deutsche Akademie der Künste., he is a professor of English at the University of Florida.
Audio Recordings with Michael Hofmann
- Poetry from the United Kingdom: Michael Hofmann, Paul Muldoon, Craig Raine, and Carol Rumens reading their poems