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Inka Parei

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Inka Parei

Inka Parei, born in Frankfurt am Main in 1967, lives in Berlin. Her first novel, The Shadowboxer, won the Hans Erich Nossack Award in 2000 and has since been translated into nine languages. For this featured beginning of Was Dunkelheit War, she was awarded the prestigious Ingeborg Bachmann Award.

Articles by Inka Parei

What Darkness Was
By Inka Parei
The building stood at Frankfurt’s western edge, near a river, the Nidda. The old man had never expected to inherit it, he’d been shocked when the news came to him. At first he’d found…
Translated from German by Susan Bernofsky
from The Shadowboxer
By Inka Parei
For the last week it’s been quiet in this side wing of what used to be a fashionable Jewish apartment block in Lehniner Strasse. We’re the last two inhabitants, she and I. A wing full of gloomy…
Translated from German
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