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Feridun Zaimoglu

Feridun Zaimoglu is the author of countless books, plays and articles and recipient of various awards. While his early work was seen as provocative due to his anti-assimilationist stance in debates on integration, he was soon able to establish himself as one of Germany’s finest wordsmiths; his 2006 novel Leyla was shortlisted for the German Book Prize and gained him an international reputation, translated into several languages, including English (by Anthea Bell). Der Mietmaler was his first novel to include illustrations – his own paintings, published for the first time in a book. His latest, Isabel, is a dark story of damaged souls adrift in Berlin. He has lived in Bolu, Berlin, Munich and Kiel, where he remains to this day. Further Reading (2014)

Issue 9 - Winter 2014