Michael Henry Heim (2008)

Michael Henry Heim teaches Russian and Central European literature in the Departments of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature at UCLA. He translates from the Russian, Czech, Serbo-Croatian, Hungarian, German, and French. His translations include Chekhov’s plays and a collection of Chekhov’s letters, contemporary Russian novelists (Vassily Aksyonov, Felix Roziner, Sasha Sokolov), three novels and a play by Milan Kundera, two novels and a collection of stories by Bohumil Hrabal, two novels by Danilo Kis, contemporary Hungarian novelists (Istvan Örkeny, Peter Esterhazy, György Konrad), a children’s novel by Hans-Magnus Enzensberger, and Günter Grass’s My Century. His most recent work is a translation of Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice.