Born in Vienna in 1970, Eva Menasse has lived in Berlin as a freelance writer since 2003. After studying German and History, she worked as an editor. Her first novel, Vienna (2005), was translated into thirteen languages. It was followed by the short story collection, Lässliche Todsünden (2009, Venial Mortal Sins), and a collection of essays. She received a number of awards for her novel Quasikristalle (2013, Quasicrystals), including Cologne’s Heinrich Böll Prize. In 2015 she was a fellow at Villa Massimo in Rome and was awarded the Jonathan Swift Prize for Satire and Humor for her work to date.
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