Zoë Beck

Zoë Beck writes, translates (fiction from English), and co-directs with Jan Karsten the publishing company CulturBooks. She studied English and German literature in Giessen, Bonn and Durham, after which she became a creative producer for international film productions. Since 2004, Zoë has been engaged as an editor, scriptwriter and director for dubbed film and television productions, in addition to her work as a novelist and translator. She now lives in Berlin, and her next novel will be published in 2017. Her awards include the 2010 Friedrich Glauser Prize for "Best Crime Short Fiction", the 2014 Crime Prize from Radio Bremen, and the 2016 German Crime Fiction Prize (national), Third Place, for Schwarzblende (Fade to Black). 

Photo credit: Annette Goettlicher