Isabel Fargo Cole was born in 1973 in Galena, Illinois, grew up in New York City, and received her BA in General Studies in the Humanities from the University of Chicago.
Since 1995 she has lived in Berlin as a writer and translator of such writers as Wolfgang Hilbig, Franz Fühmann, and Alexander Kluge. She has written in German since the early 2000’s; her debut novel Die grüne Grenze (The Green Frontier) was published in 2017 by Edition Nautilus, Hamburg, and was nominated for the Prize of the Leipzig Book Fair in 2018. It was followed by Das Gift der Biene (The Poison of the Honey Bee) in 2019.
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