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MFA in Creative Writing and Literary Translation

Susan BernofskySusan Bernofsky

Klapper 706, 718-997-4603
susan.bernofsky@qc.cuny.edu

 

Award-winning literary translator Susan Bernofsky (PhD Princeton University, Comparative Literature; MFA Fiction Writing, Washington University) has translated 17 books, including six by the great Swiss-German modernist author Robert Walser, as well as novels by Jenny Erpenbeck, Yoko Tawada, Hermann Hesse, Gregor von Rezzori and others. She is currently Chair of the PEN Translation Committee and sits on the PEN board.  She received the 2006 Helen and Kurt Wolff Translation Prize as well as awards and fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the PEN Translation Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Lannan Foundation.  The author of the book Foreign Words: Translator-Authors in the Age of Goethe (Wayne State UP, 2005), she is currently writing a biography of Robert Walser as well as working on a novel of her own.  As a teacher, she emphasizes the importance of helping students discover their own potential as readers, writers and thinkers.  She has taught at Princeton University, Bard College, Sarah Lawrence College and the Graduate Writing Program at Columbia University’s School of the Arts.

 
 

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Nicole Cooley, MFA Director
Creative Writing and Literary Translation
Department of English
Office: Klapper 702
Phone: 718-997-4671


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Fall 2014 Events

Literary Legacies
Lynn Emanuel and Terrance Hayes
Q&A facilitated by Zakia Henderson-Brown
Co-sponsored by The Poetry Society of America
Wednesday, October 8, 6:30 pm
Klapper Hall, Godwin-Ternbach Museum

A Reading by Novelist Maud Casey
Co-sponsored by Writing at Queens
Thursday, October 23, 6:30 pm
Klapper Hall, Godwin-Ternbach Museum

Reading Across Cultures:
Poetry and Conversation
Aimee Nezhukumatathil and Willie Perdomo
Q&A facilitated by John Murillo
Co-sponsored by Cave Canem Foundation
Monday, November 10, 6:30 pm
Klapper Hall, Godwin-Ternbach Museum

Book Launch for
Guillaume de Fonclare's Inside My Own Skin
Translated by Yves Henri Cloarec
Winner of the 2014 Loose Translations Award
Thursday, December 4, 6:30 pm
Klapper Hall, Godwin-Ternbach Museum

MFA Program in Creative Writing &
Literary Translation Open House
Wednesday, December 10, 5 pm
Klapper Hall 710

All events are free and open to the public.
Readings will be followed by receptions and book signings.

 
 

 

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