born 1953 in Berlin, she is a writer and translator. She studied German and English at the Freie Universität in Berlin. Since 1978 she has published; several books such as »Es kündigt sich an« (tr: It announces itself) and »Mehr als Augen« (tr: More than Eyes). Besides writing poetry and fiction she also works in film, television, theatre and radio. She received several awards and grants, including the Leonce and Lena Junior Prize.