Michael Orthofer founded the website complete-review.com in 1999. On this platform and its associated blog, the Literary Saloon, he has been engaging with and discussing international literature for 20 years. He has been a juror for the Best Translated Book Award as well as the Translation Prize of the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York. His publications include Arno Schmidt: a centennial colloquy (2014) and The Complete Review Guide to Contemporary World Fiction (2016). Born in 1964, he completed law studies at Columbia University in New York, where he practiced as a lawyer and still resides. For some years he has devoted his energies almost exclusively to literature.