Elke Schmitter

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Elke Schmitter at Leipzig Book Fair 2012

Elke Schmitter (born 25 January 1961, Krefeld, West Germany) is a German journalist and novelist.

After studying philosophy in Munich, Schmitter worked as a journalist until 1994, when she became a full-time writer.

Her first novel to be translated into English was Mrs Sartoris,[1] published in German in 2000 and English in 2003, ISBN 978-0-375-72614-9.


  1. ^ Livshin, Julia (28 September 2003). "Books in Brief: Fiction". The New York Times. p. 28. Retrieved 1 June 2011.