Karosh Taha was born in 1987 in the small town of Zaxo in Northern Iraq. She has lived in the German Ruhr region since 1997, studying English literature and history in Duisburg-Essen as well as in Kansas, US. Her debut novel ‘Beschreibung einer Krabbenwanderung’ was published by DuMont in 2018. The author received the Emerging Artist Prize of North Rhine Westphalia, a scholarship from the LCB and the Heinrich Heine Prize, the Literature Prize of Hohenems, a scholarship from the German Literary Fund and from the Rolf Dieter Brinkmann Prize in 2019.
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