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East Berlin 20 Feb. 1970 • German writer
|Julia Franck spent the first years of her life in East Berlin. In 1978 she moved with her mother and three sisters to West Germany. Together with her family, she spent eight months in the 'reception camp' Marienfelde. At the age of 13, she moved to West Berlin, all by herself ('My Mom was very openminded!'), and lived with friends of her mother's.
In Berlin, Franck studied
| American and German literature and worked as a freelance journalist. In 1997 she published her first novel, Der neue Koch. Her novel Liebediener appeared in 1999, followed by a collection of short stories, Bauchlandung, in 2000. Lagerfeuer (Campfire) appeared in 2003.
Julia Franck lives in with her husband and two young children in Rome.
|ON JULIA FRANCK'S BOOKSHELF|
WORKS BY NATALIA GINZBURG
All Our Yesterdays
Natalia Ginzburg, 1952
The Dry Heart
Natalia Ginzburg, 1947
|BOOKS BY JULIA FRANCK:|
Four people are uprooted from their past, but denied access to their future.
|WHAT TO READ AFTER KAMPVUUR|
STRANGERS IN A STRANGE LAND
Melania Mazzucco, 2003
Call it Sleep
Henry Roth, 1934
|[Der neue Koch]|
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