Literature in the Making with Rebecca Hanssens-Reed and Derick Mattern

Feb 26, 2021 03:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Rebecca Hanssens-Reed is a translator and writer from Philadelphia. Her work has appeared in World Literature Today, Conjunctions, The Offing, The New England Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and elsewhere. Her translation of Tere Dávila’s short story “Yellow Jaguar” was selected for the 2020 Best of the Net Anthology. She has an MFA in Literary Translation from the University of Iowa, where she was also a Provost’s Postgraduate Visiting Writer.

Derick Mattern’s translations of contemporary Turkish poetry have appeared in World Literature Today, Modern Poetry in Translation, Asymptote, Berlin Quarterly, and many others. His work has received support from the British Centre for Literary Translation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Banff International Literary Translation Centre, and Washington University in St Louis, where he is a PhD student in comparative literature.

Matthias Göritz is the author of four volumes of poetry, three novellas and three novels—including Der kurze Traum des Jakob Voss (The Short Dream of Jakob Voss), 2005, winner of the Hamburg Literature Prize, Radio Bavaria Prize, and the Mara Cassens Prize. His most recent novel is Parker (C.H. Beck, 2018). He teaches as Professor of the Practice in Comparative Literature at Washington University.

The International Writers Track in Comparative Literature at Washington University in St. Louis