With an engaging intensity of feeling, Judith Schalansky's strange and wonderful book pays elegant homage to past beauty now lost to this world. Translated by Jackie Smith.
Judith Schalansky was born in Greifswald in the former East Germany. She works as a freelance writer and book designer in Berlin.
She studied art history and communication design. Her international best-seller, Atlas of Remote Islands, won the Stiftung Buchkunst for ‘the most beautifully designed book of the year’. Her novel, The Giraffe’s Neck, in an English translation by Shaun Whiteside, won a special commendation of the Schlegel-Tieck Prize for the best translation from German in 2015. Both books have been translated into more than 20 languages.