Portrait Antje Rávik Strubel
© Christian Winterfieldt

Guest 2005, 2018.


Unter Schnee
München, 2002
Offene Blende
München, 2003
Fremd Gehen
München, 2004
Tupolew 134
C. H. Beck
München, 2004
Kältere Schichten der Luft
Frankfurt/Main, 2007
Übersetzer: Nadia Paladini (Italienisch); Zaia Alexander (Englisch); Ute Neumann (Norwegisch)

Antje Rávik Strubel [ Germany ]

Antje Rávic Strubel was born in Potsdam in 1974.  She did an apprenticeship in bookselling and got a degree in American Studies, Psychology and Literary Theory in both Berlin and New York.  She has published four novels so far.  The first two, 'Offene Blende' (2001; Engl: Open Aperture) and 'Unter Schnee' (2001; Engl: Under Snow) were already astonishing in their narrative aplomb, which surpassed the current trend in introspection of other young German writers. One year later there followed 'Fremd Gehen.  Ein Nachtstück' (Engl: Two Timing. A Nightpiece) and in 2004, 'Tupolew 134'. In these works also the author describes the estrangement of people towards one another, set against an East-West German background.  Rávic Strubel has been awarded numerous prizes and grants, among them the Roswitha Medal from the city of Gandersheim and, more recently, the Förderpreis zum Bremer Literaturpreis (2005). Her current novel 'Kältere Schichten der Luft' (2007; Engl: Colder Layers of Air) was nominated for the Prize of the Leipzig Book Fair. She lives in Potsdam and Brieselang, where she works as a writer, translator and freelance journalist.