Andreas Münzner was born in 1967 in Mount Kisco, USA and grew up near Zurich. He received numerous prizes for his debut novel, »Die Höhe der Alpen« (2002; t: The height of the Alpes). In 2005 his first volume of poetry came out followed by »Geographien«, a series of miniature prose pieces about the fictional life choices of a generation without prospects. Münzner lives and works as a writer and translator in Hamburg and Switzerland.
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