Feridun Zaimoglu, born in 1964 in Bolu, Anatolia, has lived in Germany since he was six months old. He studied art and human medicine in Kiel and writes for Die Welt, the Frankfurter Rundschau, Die Zeit and the FAZ. In 2002 he was awarded the Hebbel Prize, in 2003 the Jury Prize at the Bachmann Competition in Klagenfurt, and in 2005 the Adelbert von Chamisso Prize. In 2005 he was a fellow at the Villa Massimo in Rome. Numerous other prizes followed, including the Grimmelshausen Prize (2007), the Corine Prize (2008), the Jakob Wassermann Literature Prize (2010), and the House of Literature Prize (2012). In 2016, he received the Berlin Literature Prize as well as the honorary professorship of the state of Schleswig-Holstein. After Leyla, Liebesbrand, Siebentürmeviertel and Evangelio, his most recent novel was Die Geschichte der Frau (nominated for the 2019 Leipzig Book Fair Prize).