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Julia Franck

Julia Franck was born in Berlin in 1970. Her novel The Blindness of the Heart , won the German Book Prize and sold over 800,000 copies in Germany alone. It was shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and the Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Literary Prize, and was named one of the best books of the year by Kirkus Reviews and the Guardian . Back to Back is her second novel to be translated into English. She lives in Berlin.