Judith Schalansky

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Judith Schalansky, born in Greifswald in 1980, lives in Berlin and works as a writer, book designer, and editor of the prestigious natural history list at Matthes und Seitz. (Photo credit: René Fietzek)
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An Inventory of Losses

ISBN 9780811229630 New Directions

Each disparate object described in this book—a Caspar David Friedrich painting, a species of tiger, a villa in Rome, a Greek love poem, an island in the Pacific—shares a common fate: it no longer exists, except as the dead end of a paper trail. More about this book >

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Judith Schalansky

Judith Schalansky, born in Greifswald in 1980, lives in Berlin and works as a writer, book designer, and editor of the prestigious natural history list at Matthes und Seitz. Her books, including the international bestseller Atlas of Remote Islands and the novel The Giraffe’s Neck, have been translated into more than twenty languages.

(Photo credit: René Fietzek)

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