Zsuzsa Bánk is a German writer. She was born in 1965, worked as a bookseller and then studied journalism, political science and literature in Mainz and Washington. Today she lives with her husband and two children in Frankfurt am Main. For her first novel “The Swimmer” she was awarded the Aspects Literary Prize, the German Book Prize, the Jürgen Ponto Prize, the Mara Cassens Prize and the Adelbert von Chamisso Prize. She received the Bettina von Arnim Prize for the short story “Among Dogs” from her collection “Hottest Summer”. She published five books so far.