Karen Duve

  born 16 November 1961 in Hamburg
© Thomas Muller

1983 discontinues a tax inspector training, takes on various casual jobs since
1990 freelance writer
1991 award for new prose, city of Augsburg
1994   OPEN – MIKE Prize
1997 Heinrich-Heine scholarship
1999   publishes her first novel "Rain" (Regenroman) 
2004   Hebbel Award  



nominated for the Leipzig Book Fair Prize with "Anständig essen" 

  lives in Brunsbüttel 

Last update June 2011
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