Jenny Erpenbeck was born in Berlin, Germany, in 1967.

Jenny Erpenbeck is the author of The Old Child & The Book of Words (2008), Visitation (2010) and The End of Days (2014, winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize), and Go, Went, Gone (2017). as well as Not a Novel: Collected Writings and Reflections (2020). Her work is translated into over thirty languages.

Jenny Erpenbeck

All nominated books

Yellow book cover of Kairos by Jenny Erpenbeck with a black and white photo of a woman.
Go, Went, Gone