ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Maike Wetzel was born in 1974, attended film school in Munich and in the UK and is a German writer, screenwriter and journalist. She is the author of two award-winning collections of short stories: Lange Tage (2003) [Long Days, 2008, excerpt longlisted for the Frank O’Connor short story award 2009] and Hochzeiten [Weddings] (2000), both published by S. Fischer Verlag. Her stories have appeared in over 40 anthologies, on radio and on screen. Maike Wetzel has directed short films and documentaries and also writes screenplays. Her stories are widely translated. In 2014 she was the inaugural Goethe Institut New Zealand’s Writer in Residence, spending two months in Wellington.