Katharina Hacker

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This article is about German author Katharina Hacker. For the German figure skater with a similar name, see Katharina Häcker.
Katharina Hacker
Katharina Hacker.jpg
Hacker in 2005
Born (1967-01-11) 11 January 1967 (age 50)
Frankfurt am Main
Occupation Novelist
Language German
Nationality German
Notable works Die Habenichtse
Notable awards German Book Prize
2006
Website
www.suhrkamp.de/autoren/rights_autor.cfm?id=1693

Katharina Hacker (born 11 January 1967) is a German author best known for her award-winning novel Die Habenichtse (The Have-Nots). Hacker studied philosophy, history and Jewish studies at the University of Freiburg and the University of Jerusalem. She did not finish her studies with an academic degree. Since 1996 she has been living as a freelance writer in Berlin.[1] In 2006 she was the second writer to be awarded the German Book Prize for Die Habenichtse.[2]

Works[edit]

  • Tel Aviv. Eine Stadterzählung (narrative, 1997)
  • Morpheus oder Der Schnabelschuh (narratives, 1998, published in English as Morpheus, 2003)
  • Der Bademeister (novel, 2000, published in English as The Lifeguard, 2002)
  • Eine Art Liebe (novel, 2003)
  • Die Habenichtse (novel, 2006, published in English as The Have-Nots, 2007)
  • Überlandleitung (prose poems, 2007)
  • Alix, Anton und die anderen (novel. Suhrkamp, Frankfurt am Main 2009, ISBN 978-3-518-42127-7)
  • Die Erdbeeren von Antons Mutter (novel. Fischer, Frankfurt am Main 2010, ISBN 978-3-10-030064-5)
  • Eine Dorfgeschichte (short novel, S. Fischer Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 2011. ISBN 978-3-10-030066-9
  • Skip (novel, S. Fischer Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 2015. ISBN 978-3-10-030065-2)

Translations[edit]

  • Leah Aini: Eine muß da sein. Novel. Suhrkamp, Frankfurt am Main 1997, ISBN 3-518-40924-7
  • Jossi Avni: Der Garten der toten Bäume. Novel in 15 parts, Hamburg 2000; new edition: Hamburg 2006

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