Karen Köhler

German author Karen Köhler (b. 1974) was active for many years as an actress but traded in her career to write plays and prose. The short story collection Wir haben Raketen geangelt (2014), her literary debut, won the Schubart-Literaturforderpreis and the 2015 Rauriser Literaturpreis in Germany. Der Spiegel calls her collection ‘a very good reason to get back into reading short stories’. Her characters have one thing in common: they are champions at surviving.


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