Martin Hägglund is the Birgit Baldwin Professor of Comparative Literature and Humanities at Yale University. He is the author of four highly acclaimed books and his work has been translated into a dozen languages. He has also written for The New York Times, New Statesman, and Los Angeles Review of Books. He was elected to the Harvard Society of Fellows in 2009, awarded The Schück Prize by the Swedish Academy in 2014, and received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2018. His most recent book, This Life, won the René Wellek Prize.