Peter Stamm was born in Switzerland. He is the author of the novels Agnes, On A Day Like This, Unformed Landscape, Seven Years and All Days are Night and the collection We’re Flying, as well as numerous short stories and radio plays. In 2013, he was nominated for the Man Booker International Prize and shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. He lives in Winterthur. Michael Hofmann has translated the works of many writers, including Franz Kafka, Joseph Roth and Hans Fallada. A poet and essayist, he also teaches at the University of Florida.