Juli Zeh

Juli Zeh
Born (1974-06-30) 30 June 1974
Bonn, West Germany
Occupation Writer
Years active 2001-present

Juli Zeh (born 30 June 1974 in Bonn) is a German writer. Her first book was Adler und Engel (translated into English as Eagles and Angels by Christine Slenczka), which won the 2002 Deutscher Bücherpreis for best debut novel. She traveled through Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2001, which became the basis for the book Die Stille ist ein Geräusch. Her other books are Das Land der Menschen, Schilf (translated into English as Dark Matter by Christine Lo), Alles auf dem Rasen, Kleines Konversationslexikon für Haushunde, Spieltrieb, Ein Hund läuft durch die Republik and Corpus Delicti (translated into English as The Method by Sally-Ann Spencer).

Zeh lived in Leipzig from 1995, and currently resides outside of Berlin. Zeh studied law in Passau and Leipzig, passing the Zweites Juristisches Staatsexamen - comparable equivalent to the U.S. bar exam - in 2003, and holds a doctorate in international law from Universität Saarbrücken. She also has a degree from the Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig.


Year English title Original title ISBN Notes
2001 Eagles and Angels Adler und Engel 3-442-72926-2
2002 (not yet translated) Die Stille ist ein Geräusch 978-3-89561-055-4
2004 Gaming Instinct Spieltrieb 3-89561-056-9
2007 Dark Matter Schilf 3-89561-431-9 US title: In Free Fall
2009 The Method Corpus Delicti 978-3-89561-434-7
2012 Decompression Nullzeit 978-3-89561-436-1
2013 (not yet translated) Treideln. Frankfurter Poetikvorlesungen 978-3-89561-437-8
2013 Good Morning, Boys and Girls. Plays Good Morning, Boys and Girls. Theaterstücke 978-3-89561-438-5
2014 (not yet translated) Nachts sind das Tiere. Essays 978-3-89561-440-8
Year English title Original title ISBN Notes
2002 Even Silence Is a Sound Die Stille ist ein Geräusch 3-442-73104-6
2004 A Dog Runs through the Republic Ein Hund läuft durch die Republik 3-89561-057-7 Editor
2005 The Little Encyclopedia for Household Dogs Kleines Konversationslexikon für Haushunde 3-89561-058-5
2006 The Full Monty Alles auf dem Rasen 3-89561-059-3
2008 The Land of People Das Land der Menschen 978-3-89561-432-3
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