Julia Franck

Julia Franck

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Julia Franck (born February 20, 1970 in East Berlin) is a German writer.

In 1978 Julia Franck and her family moved to West Berlin and later to Schleswig-Holstein. She studied German Literature and American Studies at the Free University of Berlin and spent some time in the United States, Mexico and Guatemala. She worked as an editor for Sender Freies Berlin and contributed to various newspapers and magazines. She lives with her children in Berlin. Franck is the granddaugher of sculptor Ingeborg Hunzinger.

Franck has received several awards, most notably the German Book Prize in 2007 and the 3sat Award at the esteemed Ingeborg Bachmann Competition in 2000. In 2010 The Blind Side of the Heart was shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize as well as the Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Literary Prize

Works

  • Der neue Koch (1997)
  • Liebediener (1999)
  • Bauchlandung (2000)
  • Lagerfeuer (2003)
  • Mir nichts, dir nichts (2006)
  • Die Mittagsfrau (2007) (UK: The Blind Side of the Heart (2009); US: The Blindness of the Heart) (2010)
  • Grenzübergänge (2009), anthology, edited by Julia Franck


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Julia Franck's books have been translated into over 35 languages, includingAlbanian, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Chinese, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, Greek,...
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