About Monika Maron
Monika Maron was born in Berlin in 1941, grew up in East Germany, emigrated to the West in 1988 and now lives in Berlin again. Her novels include Flugasche, Die Überläuferin, Stille Zeile sechs, Animal triste, Pawels Briefe. Eine Familiengeschichte, Endmoränen and Ach Glück. She has won various awards for her literary work and essays, including the Kleist Prize (1992), the Friedrich Hölderlin Prize (2003) and the German National Prize (2009) and the Lessing Prize (2011).