Michael Hulse is a poet, translator and critic. He has won numerous awards for his poetry and his 2013 collection, Half Life, was chosen as a Book of the Year in the Australian Book Review. He has translated many works from the German, including titles by Goethe, Rilke, and W. G. Sebald. His translations have been shortlisted for numerous major translation awards, including the PEN Translation Prize, the Aristeion Translation Prize, and the Schlegel-Tieck Prize. He teaches poetry and comparative literature at Warwick University.