Thursday 21 February at 7.00 p.m.
London Review Bookshop
14 Bury Place, London,
WC1A 2JL. 020 7269 9030
Michael Hofmann – poet, translator, critic – has been an iconic figure for his generation. His poetry continues to be a defining influence on younger writers; his translations (of Joseph Roth, Wolfgang Koeppen, Herta Müller and many others) have enlarged our world. The Palm Beach Effect (CB editions) reaffirms Hofmann’s central place in contemporary literature. The contributions include essays on particular aspects of Hofmann’s work, poems, memories of 1980s literary London and reports from some of Hofmann’s former students at the University of Florida. Notable throughout, as well as respect for the work, is an affection for the man himself. An evening of readings and conversation in celebration of Michael Hofmann will feature the editors of The Palm Beach Effect: André Naffis-Sahely and Julian Stannard, Sarah Maguire, James Lasdun, Robin Robertson, Stephen Romer, Alan Jenkins, and, of course, Hofmann himself. £7.00