Michael Hofmann is a poet, reviewer and translator.

He writes for the LRB, The New York Times, Poetry, The TLS and elsewhere. He has published books of poems, essay collections, and over 80 translations, mainly novels. Much of his translation work is of literature from the 1920s and 1930s, including Gottfried Benn, Alfred Döblin, Hans Fallada, Ernst Jünger, Irmgard Keun, Franz Kafka, Erich Marie Remarque, Joseph Roth.

He has also translated contemporary writers including Durs Grünbein, Zoe Jenny, Wim Wenders and Peter Stamm. He teaches at the University of Florida.