A Clean, Well-Lighted Place | Peter Stamm and Michael Hofmann | Granta

A Clean, Well-Lighted Place

Peter Stamm & Michael Hofmann

Translated by Michael Hofmann

Peter Stamm on the oldest barber in Switzerland, and Michael Hofmann on translating Peter Stamm.

Peter Stamm

Peter Stamm was born in 1963, in Weinfelden, Switzerland. He is the author of the novels Agnes, On A Day Like This, Unformed Landscape and the collection In Strange Gardens and Other Stories, as well as numerous short stories and radio plays. His latest novel Seven Years is published by Granta Books. He lives outside of Zurich.

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Michael Hofmann

Michael Hofmann is a poet. He has translated the works of many writers, including Brecht, Kafka, Fallada and Roth. He teaches at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

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Translated by Michael Hofmann

Michael Hofmann is a poet. He has translated the works of many writers, including Brecht, Kafka, Fallada and Roth. He teaches at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

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