Ladislaus Löb is Emeritus Professor of German at the University of Sussex. He was born in Transylvania and spent five months in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp aged eleven. He grew up in Switzerland where he worked as a journalist and teacher before moving to an academic job in Brighton. He has published widely on German and English literature. His translations include Nine Suitcases by Béla Zsolt, Battle for Budapest by Kriszti'an Ungváry and Sex and Character by Otto Weininger.