The Genius of Joseph Roth: Michael Hofmannn
Chair: Hephzibah Anderson
The first in a series on 20th Century Jewish Writers.
Joseph Roth (1894-1939) was born to German-speaking Jewish parents in Galicia. He was the great elegist of the cosmopolitan, tolerant and doomed Central European culture that flourished in the dying days of the Austro- Hungarian Empire.
In this session, Michael Hofmann, who has dedicated himself for the past five years to translating Roth, read from and spoke about his passion for Roth's work.
Michael Hofmann was born in Freiburg, Germany in 1957 and grew up in England. His poetry includes Corona Corona (1993) and Approximately Nowhere (1999). His translations of Joseph Roth include The Radetzky March (2002). He won the Schlegel-Tieck Prize for Translation in 1988 and 1993.
Hephzibah Anderson is the debut fiction reviewer for the Observer and Fiction Editor of the Daily Mail.
In association with the Times Literary Supplement
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