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Jakob Arjouni

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Jakob Arjouni

Jakob Arjouni was born in Frankfurt in 1964. He has written novels, plays, screenplays, and the mystery series Happy Birthday, Turk!, One Man, One Murder, and Kismet. His other publications include his urban novel Magic Hoffmann, which was shortlisted for the IMPAC Award, and the story collections Ein Freund and Idiots: Five Fairy Tales and Other Stories, published in the United States in a translation by Anthea Bell.

In 1992, Arjouni received the German Thriller Prize for One Man, One Murder. Arjouni divides his time between Germany and France.

Articles by Jakob Arjouni

A Hard-boiled Story
By Jakob Arjouni
He’d loused it up, that was for sure! As head of security he’d been in charge of the deal. The fact that the Russians’ lead containers held not plutonium but a scribbled note saying,…
Translated from German by Anthea Bell
The Rudolf Family Does Good Works
By Jakob Arjouni
“Herr Rudolf! Wait a minute.” The caretaker’s old wife straightened up, dropped her rag into her bucket, and limped over to the stairs. Herr Rudolf stopped and removed his tasseled hat.…
Translated from German by Anthea Bell
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