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Matthias Göritz is a poet, translator, and novelist. He has published four collections of poetry (Loops, Pools, Tools and Spools), four novels, including Der kurze Traum des Jakob Voss (2005), Parker (2018) and Die Sprache der Sonne (C. H. Beck 2023), and three short stories. He teaches at Washington University in St. Louis and has translated, among others, works by John Ashbery, Rae Armantrout, Mary Jo Bang, Max Porter, Boris Pahor, and Ales Šteger. Göritz has received numerous prizes, including the Hamburg Literary Prize, the Mara Cassens Prize, the Robert Gernhardt Prize, the William Gass Prize and, most recently, the international Pretnar Prize 2022. Göritz's own books have been translated into many languages.