About Antje Rávik Strubel
Antje Rávik Strubel, born in 1974, studied American and German Literature and Psychology in Potsdam and New York. She has received the Roswitha Medal of the City of Gandersheim and the Bremen Literature Prize for young writers. She has published the novels Offene Blende, Unter Schnee’, Fremd Gehen. Ein Nachtstück and Tupolew 134. The radio play on which the novel is based was named radio play of the month in December 2005 by the German Academy of Arts. Her novel Kältere Schichten der Luft has been nominated for the prize of the Leipzig Book Fair and has won numerous awards, including the Hermann Hesse Prize. Sturz der Tage in die Nacht (2011) was longlisted for the German Book Award. In 2012, the author also became the _rst writer in residence at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. Her episodic novel In den Wäldern des menschlichen Herzens was published in the spring of 2016.