KURT ANDERSEN is a writer and the host and co-creator of Studio 360. Kurt is the author of the novels Turn of the Century, Heyday, for which he received the Langum Prize for American historical fiction, and most recently, True Believers, which was named a “best novel of the year” by The San Francisco Chronicle and The Washington Post. Other works include the essay Reset and a book of humorous essays titled The Real Thing. He has written and produced prime-time network television programs and pilots for NBC, ABC, and HBO, and co-authored Loose Lips, an off-Broadway theatrical revue that ran in New York and Los Angeles.
SUSAN BERNOFSKY’s translation of Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis was published this year. She has translated works by Robert Walser, Jenny Erpenbeck, Yoko Tawada, Gregor von Rezzori, Uljana Wolf, and others. She is the recipient of the Helen and Kurt Wolff Translation Prize and the Calw Hermann Hesse Translation Prize, as well as awards and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the PEN Translation Fund, the NEA, the NEH, the Leon Levy Center for Biography, and the Lannan Foundation. She co-edited the 2013 Columbia University Press anthology In Translation: Translators on Their Work and What It Means, and her translation of Jenny Erpenbeck’s The End of Days is forthcoming in November. Currently, she directs Literary Translation at Columbia, a component of the Columbia University MFA Writing Program, and chairs the PEN Translation Committee.
HEATHER BURNS’ theater credits include Dinner with Friends and The Marriage of Bette and Boo at Roundabout Theatre, Medieval Play at Signature Theatre, Will Eno’s Middletown at the Vineyard Theater, Fran’s Bed and Lobby Hero at Playwrights Horizons, Woody Allen’s Writer’s Block at Atlantic Theatre Company, and the West End production of This is Our Youth. On television, Burns was most recently seen in the HBO comedy series Bored to Death and Save Me on NBC. Her film credits include The Fitzgerald Family, Christmas, What’s Your Number?, Ashes (which she also wrote and produced), Breaking Upwards, Choke, Miss Congeniality (1 & 2), Bewitched, The Groomsmen, Two Weeks’ Notice, and You’ve Got Mail. She will appear in the upcoming Manchester-by-the-Sea and Brave New Jersey.
ERIC JAROSINSKI is the founding editor of NeinQuarterly. A former professor of modern German literature, culture, and critical theory, his writing has been featured in numerous international publications, including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, The Believer, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Der Spiegel, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Wall Street Journal, Slate, and The Irish Times. On Twitter, @NeinQuarterly has gained more than 100,000 followers in more than 125 countries. His first book, Nein. A Manifesto, was released in September.