Juli Zeh studied law in Passau and Leipzig, and holds a doctorate in international law from the University of Saarbrücken. She is one of Germany’s most successful authors of both literary thrillers and novels. Her debut novel Eagles and Angels was an international bestseller and won the Deutscher Book Prize, since which time her books have been translated into 35 languages. She has been awarded myriad prizes for her work, including the Carl Amery Literature Prize, the Thomas Mann Prize, and the Order of Merit. New Year (World Editions), also translated by Alta L. Price, was a finalist for the Helen & Kurt Wolff Prize and the 2022 PEN America Translation Prize.
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