About Zsuzsa Bánk
Zsuzsa Bánk was born in 1965. While studying Journalism, Political Science, and Literature in Mainz and Washington, she also worked as a bookseller. Today she lives with her husband and two children in Frankfurt am Main. She was awarded the Aspekte Literaturpreis, the German Book Prize, the Jürgen Ponto Prize, the Mara Cassens Prize, as well as the Adelbert von Chamisso Prize for her first novel, Der Schwimmer (The Swimmer). She was also awarded the Bettina von Arnim Prize for Unter Hunden (Among Dogs) from her volume of short stories, Heißester Sommer (The Hottest Summer). Her last novel to be published was Die hellen Tage (Bright Days).