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Jenny Erpenbeck

Biography

Jenny Erpenbeck was born in 1967 in East Berlin. Her father was a physicist and philosopher and his parents were both writers. Her mother was an Arabic translator. After school, she trained as a book binder and then worked in the theatre, before going to university to study drama and, subsequently, musical theatre. After finishing her studies, she put on a Bartók opera at her local church. She then worked in the Graz opera company, putting on one of her own works. She continued to work as an opera director, before turning to writing, at which she has had considerable success.

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Bibliography

1999 Geschichte vom alten Kind (The Old Child & Other Stories – contains this story and selections from Tand) (novella)
2000 Katzen haben sieben Leben (drama)
2001 Tand (The Old Child & Other Stories) (stories)
2004 Wörterbuch (The Book of Words) (novel)
2008 Heimsuchung (Visitation) (novel)
2009 Dinge, die verschwinden (novel)
2012 Aller Tage Abend (The End of Days) (novel)
2015 Gehen, ging, gegangen (Go, Went, Gone) (novel)