Jessica Durlacher

Jessica Durlacher

Jessica Durlacher (b. 1961), daughter of author G.L. Durlacher, made her debut in 1997 with 'The Conscience'. It was quickly followed by the novels 'The Daughter' (2000) and 'Emoticon' (2004).

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The Hero (2010) was a bestseller and won her the Opzij Literature Prize. Durlacher also translated both volumes of Maus by Art Spiegelman, a graphic novel about the persecution of the Jews, and has written a number of novellas: Arthuro d’Alberti (2005), Writers! (2006) and What Happened to Cathy M? (2007). Her work has been translated into several languages and won her a number of literary prizes.

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