Shields, Andrew

Andrew Shields was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1964 and raised in California and Ohio. Since 1995, he has been an English teacher at the University of Basel in Switzerland. His translations from the German include The Cello Player (Harcourt, 2004), a novel by Michael Krüger, and the correspondence of Hannah Arendt and Martin Heidegger (Harcourt, 2004). Shields is the author of a chapbook of poems, Cabinet d’Amateur (Darling, 2005) and in 2004 he received a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship to translate the work of Jacques Réda. His poems and translations have appeared in Smartish Pace, Issues 11 & 15. [bio updated 2008]