Hi. My name is Adrian Nathan West. If you write, please call me Nate. I’m redoing this site right now, so forgive the scanty offerings. I am the author of The Aesthetics of Degradation (Repeater, 2016) and My Father’s Diet (And Other Stories, 2022) and the translator of thirty or so books, most from Spanish and German; my work has received awards from English PEN, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Austrian Cultural Forum, and has been shortlisted for the International Booker and the National Book Award. My recent translations include Hermann Burger’s Brenner, Rainald Goetz’s Rave, and Sibylle Lacan’s A Father: Puzzle. I’m also a purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. My essays and literary criticism have appeared in numerous publications in print and online, including The New York Review of Books, The London Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, and The Baffler. I live between Spain and the United States. If you’d like to get in touch, I’m on Twitter at @a_nathanwest or you can write me at info@anathanwest.com