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Michelle Steinbeck

Michelle Steinbeck is a Swiss author, curator and editor. She writes stories, poetry, plays, columns, and reportages. Her first novel My Father was a Man on Land and a Whale in the Water was nominated for the Swiss and the German Book prize, while a critic on TV stated “if that's the new generation – god save us.” The English translation by Jen Calleja came out from Darf Publishers in London, the Italian by Hilary Basso follows in autumn 2019 at Tunué in Latina. A collection of poetry, Eingesperrte Vögel Singen Mehr (Birds in a Cage Sing More), was published by Voland&Quist in Berlin, and the Norwegian translation by Arild Vange will come out in Spring 2020 at Flamme Forlag. Steinbeck organises literary events for young writers and is editor-in-chief of the Zurich-based magazine Fabrikzeitung (fabrikzeitung.ch). She is a student of philosophy and sociology.

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