Karen Duve


Karen Duve was born in 1961 in Hamburg. In 1983, she dropped out of university where she studied to become tax inspector. For the following 13 years, she was a taxi driver in Hamburg. In 1995, she published her first shorty story Im tiefen Schnee ein stilles Heim and in 1999, her first novel Regenroman (title of the English translation: Rain, 2003). She is best known for her books Dies is kein Liebeslied (2002; English: This is not a Love Song, 2005) (2002) and Taxi (2008, English translation 2010). She received numerous prizes for her work. Karen Duve lives in a small village near Dannenberg.