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     Michael Orthofer was born in Graz, Austria in 1964.
     He currently lives in Massachusetts.

     He founded the complete review in the spring of 1999, adding the site's weblog, the Literary Saloon, in the summer of 2002.

     Most of the archived material on the site is his work, as is all the new material.

     M.A.Orthofer on Twitter: @MAOrthofer.

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  • Brown University, 1982-1985 (B.A., with honors)
  • Columbia University, 1990-1993 (J.D.; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Parker School Certificate of Achievement, with Honors, in International and Comparative Law)

     Professional affiliations:


  • New Books in German Ė US editorial committee (2011-present)
  • Juror, Austrian Cultural Forum Translation Prize (2009 to 2011)
  • Juror, Best Translated Book Award (2009 to 2015)

     Recreational inline skating:

  • Central Park (NY) 'Big Loop' - best times (on Rollerblade Crossfire 100s)
    • 1 lap (9.7 km): 25'06"50 - 8 August 2012
    • 2 laps (19.4 km): 53'32"37 - 4 August 2012

     Work in snow:

Snow figures, 2010
Snow figures, 2010.

Work in snow (and fog), 2013
Work in snow (and fog), 2013.

Work in snow [March, 2013]
Work in snow [March, 2013].

Work in snow II [March, 2013]
Work in snow II [March, 2013].

Work in snow (ice) [March, 2014]
Work in snow (ice) [March, 2014].

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