I’m a German-American born in Düsseldorf in 1987. I studied comparative literature and history at Humboldt, Cambridge and Oxford universities. I have just finished writing my debut novel, down – a coming of age story about a young woman with down syndrome. It was published in September 2018 by Launenweber. You can read a synopsis, look inside the book or order it here. To view the season’s online prospectus of my publishing house, please click here.


I currently split my time between Toronto and Berlin, where I am writing my next novel and working as a fiction editor and Creative Writing instructor.


Scholarships and Awards:


2019-2020 Scholarship holder of the Foundation for Jewish Women in Art and Science „Stiftung ZURÜCKGEBEN – Förderung jüdischer Frauen in Kunst und Wissenschaft“ , granted for the research on my second novel


2014  4 months Creative Writing workshop at Literaturhaus Hamburg (Junges Schreiblabor), taught by Mareike Krügel and Thomas Pletzinger – sponsored by  Kulturstiftung Hamburg and Claussen Simon Stiftung


2013 Winner of the Oxford German Network translation competition (translation of the short story ‘Der Balkon’ by Felicitas Hoppe from German to English)


2009-2010 Erasmus-Scholarship University of Cambridge





For a list of my publications, click ->here<-.





2.05.2019 Buchrezension zu „down“ von Norbert W. Schlinkert, fixpoetry


12.04.2019 Buchrezension zu „down“ von Norbert W. Schlinkert, Der Freitag


6.11.2018 Buchrezension zu „down“ von Christian Eidloth, ekz.bibliotheksservice


19.04.2017 Litaffin – Bloggen über junges Schreiben. NOX: junge Literatur. Ausgabe 5


15.02.2017 Im Interview: Esther Becker, Jonis Hartmann, Dominik Ritter und Clara Henssen


22.8.2016: „Underground und Underdogs der Hamburger Literaturszene“ von Katja Müller, UNISCENE