Benjamin Loy, born in Philadelphia in 1987 , is a research assistant at the professorial chair for Romanic philology of the University of Cologne. His research revolves primarily Spanish and French literature, world literature and the history of philology. His doctorate concerns the work of Roberto Bolaño and he is co-publisher of “Romanistik in Bewegung. Aufgaben und Ziele einer Philologie im Wandel“ (en. Romanic studies in motion. Tasks and goals of a philology in flux). He has translated Eduardo Mendoza, Alejandro Zambra and Eduardo Halfon into German. He lives in Berlin and Cologne.