Berlin-based journalist and author Kathrin Röggla (1971, Salzburg) has published novels and prose works, most recently die alarmbereiten (2010), as well as collections of essays including Die falsche Frage. Über Theater, Politik und die Kunst, das Fürchten nicht zu verlernen (2015). In addition to writing radio and theatre plays, she has also directed a documentary on risk management. She has received numerous awards for her literary works, most recently the Arthur Schnitzler Prize (2012). A member of the Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung (German Academy for Language and Literature), she is also a member of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin and since 2015, the organisation’s Vice President. Her latest collection Nachtsendung. Unheimliche Geschichten is due to be published by S. Fischer in autumn 2016.

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