About Carolin Emcke
Carolin Emcke, born in 1967, studied philosophy, politics and history, including in London and Harvard. She reported from war and crisis zones from 1998 to 2013, among them Kosovo, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Gaza and Haiti, and has been a freelance journalist since 2007, mainly writing for Die Zeit. S. Fischer has published her books Von den Kriegen. Briefe an Freunde and Stumme Gewalt. Nachdenken über die RAF. Carolin Emcke has won a number of awards, including the Friedrich Ebert Foundation’s award for political books and the Ernst Bloch Prize for emerging philosophy writers. In 2008, she received the Theodor Wolff Prize, in 2010 the Otto Brenner Prize for critical journalism, the German Reporter Prize and was named ‘journalist of the year’. In October 2016, she received the German Book Trade’s Peace Prize, standing next to formerly honoured authors like Swetlana Alexijewitsch, Orhan Pamuk and Susan Sontag.