Damion Searls

Damion Searls is the author of What We Were Doing and Where We Were Going (stories) and a translator of writers including Proust, Rilke, Hesse, Robert Walser, Ingeborg Bachmann, Christa Wolf, and Nescio; his translation of Hans Keilson's Comedy in a Minor Key was a New York Times Notable Book of 2010 and a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. He also edited the abridged edition of Thoreau's The Journal: 1837-1861. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2012.