Julia Schoch, born in 1974 in Bad Saarow, studied Romance Languages and German literature in Potsdam, Paris and Bucharest. She has published two volumes of short stories, Der Körper des Salamanders (The Body of the Salamander, Piper, 2001) and the experimental Steltz & Brezoianu (edition AZUR, 2007), the novella Verabredung mit Mattok (Appointment with Mattok, Piper, 2004) and the novel Mit der Geschwindigkeit des Sommers (Piper, 2009), which was nominated for the Prize of the Leipzig Book Fair. She is the recipient of numerous literary awards. Her short stories have been anthologized widely. She also translates from the French, in particular the novels of Fred Vargas. www.juliaschoch.de (2009)Issue 4 - Winter 2009
- Jury Prize at the Ingeborg-Bachman Competition in Klagenfurt (2005)
- Stefan Georg Prize for translating French Literature (2004)
- Droste Prize, Meersburg (2003)
- Friedrich Hölderlin Prize, Bad Homburg (2002)
- Brandenburg State Literature Prize (2001).