Sudabeh Mohafez, born 1963 in Teheran, is the daughter of a German mother and an Iranian father. She grew up speaking German, Persian and French. She lives in Germany since 1979 and received her school-leaving certificate in 1982. After studying music, English literature and peda-gogy she headed a women’s shelter for many years. She moved to Lisbon in 2005, but returned to Germany in 2007 where she lives as a freelance writer in Stuttgart. Literary publications since 1999. Her volume of stories ‘Wüstenhimmel, Sternenland’ was published in 2004 and was followed by the novel ‘Gespräch in Meeresnähe.’ In 2006, she received the Adelbert von Chamisso Advancement Prize. Aside from numerous fellowships she taught poetics in 2007 at the FH Wiesbaden and was awarded the MDR Prize for Literature in 2008.
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