About Katharina Hacker
Katharina Hacker, born 1967 in Frankfurt, studied philosophy, history, and Jewish studies at the University of Freiburg starting 1986; in 1990, she transferred to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Since 1996, she has been living in Berlin as a writer. Her 1997 debut Tel Aviv: Eine Stadterzählung was followed by the story collection Morpheus oder Der Schnabelschuh and the novels Der Bademeister and Eine Art Liebe. Her novel Die Habenichtse won her the German Book Prize in 2006. The poetry volume Überlandleitung followed, then the novels Alix, Anton und die anderen and Die Erdbeeren von Antons Mutter; her most recent work is Eine Dorfgeschichte.