Ursula Fricker was born in 1965 in the Swiss town of Schaffhausen. She trained as a social worker and taught theatre studies. Her first novel, Fliehende Wasser (Fleeing Water) was awarded the prize for single best work by the Swiss Schiller Foundation in 2014 as well as a year’s writer-residency by the City of Zürich. In 2009 she published Das letzte Bild (The last Image), and in 2012 Ausser sich (Frantic), which was nominated for the Swiss Book Prize. Lügen von gestern und heute (Past and Present Lies) was awarded the Brandenburgischen Kunstföderpreis in 2017.
Please read an excerpt of Past and Present Lies in a translation by Michael Hofmann here.
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