Tess Lewis

Tess Lewis

Tess Lewis is a writer and translator from French and German.

Her translations include works by Walter Benjamin, H.M. Enzensberger, Christine Angot, Philippe Jaccottet, and Peter Handke. Her recent awards include the 2017 PEN Translation Prize for Maja Haderlap’s Angel of Oblivion and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Her essays and reviews have appeared in The New CriterionThe Hudson ReviewWorld Literature TodayThe Wall Street Journal, The American Scholar, and Bookforum. She is an Advisory Editor for The Hudson Review and is co-curating the 2020 Festival Neue Literature, New York City’s annual festival of German language literature in English.



Winter 2020 (Issue 15), Krakatoa’s Cry