Ursula Krechel

Ursula Krechel was born in Trier, Germany, in 1947. Following studies in German language and literature, theatre arts and art history, in 1974 she published her first play, Erika, which was translated into six languages. Krechel published her first poems in 1977. Her most recent titles include the bilingual volume of poems, Voices from the Bitter Core (2010) and the novels Shanghai, fern von wo (2008, awarded the Jeanette Schocken Preis, the Deutscher Kritikerpreis, and the Joseph Breitbach Preis) and Landgericht, winner of the 2012 German Book Prize for Fiction.

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