Author of the article

Tom Whalen’s books include The President in Her Towers, Hotel Ortolan, Elongated Figures, Dolls, and most recently a translation of Robert Walser’s Girlfriends, Ghosts, and Other Stories (New York Review Books Classics). His fiction, poetry, essays, and translations have appeared in Agni, Bookforum, Film Quarterly, Georgia Review, Harper’s (online), The Hopkins Review, The Iowa Review, The Literary Review, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, and The Paris Review. He lives in Stuttgart, Germany.