Damion Searls

Damion Searls is the author of What We Were Doing and Where We Were Going (stories) and The Inkblots, a history of the Rorschach test and biography of its creator, as well as an award-winning translator of works by 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 has received Guggenheim, Cullman Center, and NEA fellowships, the leading British and American German-to-English translation prizes, and the German Federal Order of Merit for his writing and translating.