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


Her translations include works by Peter Handke, Alois Hotschnig, Klaus Merz, Lutz Seiler, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Pascal Bruckner and Jean-Luc Benoziglio. She has been awarded translation grants from PEN USA and PEN UK, an NEA Translation Fellowship, a Max Geilinger Translation Grant for her translation of Philippe Jaccottet, the ACFNY Translation Prize and the 2017 PEN Translation Prize for her translation of the novel Angel of Oblivion by the Austrian writer Maja Haderlap, and most recently a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship to translate Notizen, the Swiss writer Ludwig Hohl’s magnum opus. She also serves as an Advisory Editor for The Hudson Review. Her essays and reviews have appeared a number of journals and newspapers including The New Criterion, The Hudson Review, World Literature Today, The Wall Street Journal, The American Scholar, and Bookforum.

Photograph by Sarah Shatz