Dorothee Elmiger was born in Wetzikon in 1985 and grew up in Appenzell, Switzerland. Since 2006, she has been a student at the Swiss Literature Institute in Biel and a visiting student in Leipzig. In 2008, she took part in Prosanova, the Festival for Young Literature in Hildesheim and, is currently a fellow of the 13th Literature Course in Klagenfurt. Elmiger is one of the publishers of the “DORF” (t: village) anthology. She lives and works in Leipzig.
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