Author: Iris Hanika

Iris Hanika, born in Wurzburg in 1962, has lived in Berlin since 1979. She was a staff writer for the Berlin section of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and contributed a chronicle to Merkur magazine (summer 2000 – summer 2008). Publications: Katharina oder die Existenzverpflichtung (Katharina; or The obligation to exist, story, 1992). Das Loch im Brot (The hole in the bread, chronicle , 2003), Musik für Flughäfen (Music for airports , short prose, 2005). Die Wette auf das Unbewußte oder Was Sie schon immer über Psychoanalyse wissen wollten (The bet on the unconscious or what you always wanted to know about
psychoanalysis , with Edith Seifert, 2006), Berlin im Licht. 24 Stunden Webcam (Berlin in the light. 24-hour webcam, ed. With Stefanie Flamm, 2003). In 2006, Iris Hanika was awarded the Hans Fallada Prize, 2008 nominated on the shortlist of the German Book Prize, 2010 she won the European Union Prize for Literature und 2011 the prize of LiteraTourNord.


European Union Prize for Literature Hans Fall ada Literary Award LiteraTour Nord Literary Award US Jury Pick – New Books in German EU Prize For Literature Winning Author The translation of this novel is supported by “New books in German“ (Goethe-Institut). Iris Hanika’s The Essential tells the story of Hans […]

The Essential


All Rights Available Except Polish and Dutch Over 150.000 copies sold in German alone! Shortlist German Bookprize You don’t know where, you don’t know when — but at some point love will strike, that’s for sure. In this novel, two people, already well accustomed to single life, are struck completely […]

Two People Meeting


Her previous novel Treffen sich zwei sold more than 150.000 copies in German alone! US Jury Pick – New Books in German EU Prize for Literature Winning Author The This is a novel about middle age, when life is again reshuffled. The motto is “stop making sense”. Antonius tries to cope […]
Genre: Literary

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