born 1955 in Frankfurt am Main, is a journalist, critic, author. She studied sociology, film studies, and German in Frankfurt am Main and dance in Philadelphia and New York. She worked as an editor in the feature section of the »FAZ« for many years and was the cultural correspondent for the »FAZ« in New York. She is the author of non-fiction books and novels. For the 21st ilb, she has curated the event series »The Power to Free and Fly: Approaches to Toni Morrison«.