Karen Leeder is Professor of Modern German Literature and Fellow and Tutor in German at New College, Oxford. She has published widely on modern German literature, especially poetry, and is also a prize-winning translator of German poetry into English. Recent publications include Brecht and the GDR, ed. with Laura Bradley (2011), Durs Grünbein: A Companion, ed. with Michael Eskin and Christopher Young (2013) and, about to come out: Re-reading East Germany: The Literature and Film of the GDR and Figuring Lateness: Lateness, Belatedness and Late Style in Modern German Culture (2014).