Eric Grunwald

Writer, Teacher, Tutor (ESL, German, Italian)


Short fiction

Short story published in Prick of the Spindle, Fall 2012

"Sightseeing" by Sabine Gruber
Translation, published in Two Lines (2005), of Austrian author Sabine Gruber's short story "Wahrzeichen."

“The Poet” by Hermann Hesse
My translation of Hesse's short story about a young man who seemingly has it all but wants above all else to become a poet. Co-won second prize in the 1998 Robert Fitzgerald Translation Prize. To be published in the premier issue of Place Quarterly.

"Richard Powers’s Urgent Orfeo: Can Art Save Us?"
Review of Richard Powers's eleventh novel, Orfeo, from The Arts Fuse, 1/27/14

"Odd, Intriguing Stories of Quacks and Cures"
Book review of Dr. Olaf van Schuler's Brain by Kirsten Menger-Anderson

"Battling Evil and Its Long Reach"
Review of two literary crime novels, rereleased in English for the first time in 40 years by New York Review Books Classics, by one of Sicily's--and Italy's--most famous 20th-century writers, Leonardo Sciascia.

"Auster Explores the Mysteries and Mechanics of Reality"
From The Boston Sunday Globe, February 15, 2004, a review of Paul Auster’s eleventh novel, Oracle Night.

"That's an Interesting Question, Oprah"
Prose poem/Performance piece

Selected Works

Published short story
Published short story (excerpt)
Translation of Viennese author's short story "Wahrzeichen"
Translation, from German, of Hermann Hesse’s short story “Der Dichter.”
Review of Orfeo, by Richard Powers
Boston Globe Review of Dr. Olaf van Schuler's Brain by Kirsten Menger-Anderson
Leonardo Sciascia's The Day of the Owl and Equal Danger (from Boston Globe)
Prose poem/Performance piece