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Judith Schalansky

Judith Schalansky

Introducing Judith Schalansky – a critically acclaimed and talented writer, designer and artist for whom storytelling has been a natural way of life since childhood. Born in Greifswald, East Germany in 1980, Schalansky conquered the literary world with her debut novel “Blau steht dir nicht” (You don’t look good in blue) in 2008.

Schalansky is famous for her unique style of combining her literary skills with her artistic practice, as her art and design background greatly influence her writing. Right from her childhood, Schalansky was fascinated with cartography, history, and natural sciences, which all have a deep influence on her works.

Her creative works have earned her international accolades, including the 2013 Leipzig Book Fair Prize and the prestigious 2012 German Book Prize. Her literary works “Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty Islands I have Never Set Foot On And Never Will” and “The Giraffe’s Neck” have been translated into more than 20 languages and captivated the imagination of readers worldwide.

Schalansky’s works often deal with themes of exploration, longing, and the unknown. She is skilled at creating vividly descriptive settings and characters that leave indelible marks on the minds of her readers. Her writing is an endless flow of picturesque narrations combined with the technical details of cartography and natural history, for she believes that within every story lies the essence of the creator’s experience and observations.

When Schalansky is not weaving stories, she spends her time teaching typography, design, and printing techniques at the Berlin University of the Arts in Germany. Her contributions to contemporary literature, design and arts have made her one of the most recognizable figures in the literary world. She is a sought-after speaker and has delivered lectures on literature, design, and art across the globe.

Judith Schalansky is a fascinating figure whose artistry and writing have consistently challenged the boundaries of the literary world. Her many talents and achievements make her one to watch, and her ever-growing influence is sure to continue for many years to come.

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