Ross Benjamin is an American translator of German literature and a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow. He has won the Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize for Michael Maar's Speak Nabokov and received a commendation from the judges of the Schlegel-Tieck Prize for Thomas Pletzinger's Funeral for a Dog. He is a graduate of Vassar College and a former Fulbright scholar.
He has also translated:
- Hyperion by Friedrich Hölderlin
- Close to Jedenew by Kevin Vennemann
- Job by Joseph Roth
- The Frequencies by Clemens J. Setz (National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship)
- Indigo by Clemens J. Setz
- the complete diaries of Franz Kafka