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Judith Zander

Judith Zander was born in Anklam, a town in the Western Pomeranian region of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, in 1980 and now lives in Berlin. She studied German Literature, English Literature, as well as Medieval and Modern History in Greifswald. She subsequently studied at the Deutsches Literaturinstitut (German Institute for Literature) in Leipzig. In addition to writing poetry and prose, she translates English literature and is currently translating an early collection of poems by Sylvia Plath. Judith Zander has received numerous awards for her work, including the poetry prize at the “Open Mike” (Literaturwerkstatt Berlin) in 2007 and the Wolfgang-Weyrauch-F√∂rderpreis in 2009. Her first novel, Dinge, die wir heute sagten, appeared in 2010 and was awarded the Sinecure Landsdorf prize. It was also nominated for the Deutscher Buchpreis (shortlist). Her first collection of poetry, oder tau, appeared in 2011. (2012)

Issue 7 - Winter 2012