Ton Naaijkens is Professor of German Literature and Translation Studies at Utrecht University. He is particularly interested in poetry. He has published on writers such as Robert Musil and Paul Celan, and has translated a number of their works into Dutch. Naaijkens is the director of the Department of Modern Languages and leads the literary translators’ helpdesk in Utrecht. In 2001, he published De slag om Shelley, and in 2010 Denken over vertalen.