Damion Searls

Damion Searls has translated twenty-five books from German, French, Norwegian, and Dutch, mostly modern classics, from Proust to Patrick Modiano, Nietzsche to Elfriede Jelinek, Rilke, Hesse, Robert Walser, and Alfred Döblin. He edited Thoreau's The Journal: 1837-61 for NYRB Classics and is the author of What We Were Doing and Where We Were Going, a book of short stories. He is currently the language columnist for The Paris Review Daily and is writing a history of the Rorschach test including the first biography of its creator, Hermann Rorschach (Crown Books, 2016).