Monika Maron

was born in Berlin in 1941. She grew up in the GDR where she studied Drama and History of Art, then worked for television and theatre companies, and as a journalist in East Berlin. Unable to publish her early books in East Germany, she saw them achieve immediate success in the West. She moved to West Germany in 1988. Her books have been translated into Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Italian, Korean, Spanish and Swedish. English translations are given below. 

Previous novels include:

Flugasche (1981); Das Missverständnis (1982); Die Überläuferin (1986); Stille Zeile Sechs (1991); Animal Triste (1996).

English translations:

Flight of Ashes (Readers International, 1986); The Defector (Tr. David Marinelli, Readers International, 1988); Silent Close No. 6 (Tr. David Marinelli, Readers International, 1993).

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