»An extraordinary author.«
D E U T S C H L A N D F U N K
Ulla Lenze, born in Mönchengladbach in 1973, studied Music and Philosophy in Cologne and now lives in Berlin. Her debut novel Schwester und Bruder (2003) (Sister and Brother) has won several awards, including the Jürgen Ponto Prize for the best debut novel, the Rolf-Dieter-Brinkmann-Förderpreis and the Ernst-Willner-Prize at the Ingeborg Bachmann-Competition. The novel Archanu was published in 2008, followed in 2012 by Der kleine Rest des Todes (What Little Remains of Death) and in 2015 by Die endlose Stadt (The Endless City), in which Lenze finds connections among the metropolises of Berlin, Istanbul and Mumbai. Lenze has been Writer-in-Residence in Damascus, Istanbul, Mumbai and Venice. In 2016 she received the Literature Prize of the Cultural Committee of German Business for her complete oeuvre up to date.
»With her fourth novel The endless city Ulla Lenze has written an amazingly thrilling romance that at the same time is an essay on art and ethics.«
Eva Behrendt, taz