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Patricia Paweletz was born in Hamburg. She studied German and Theater Studies and Acting at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna. With her literary debut "Die Kirgisin" she was invited by the Lit Hamburg to the best reading at the Literaturhaus and to the Unesco in Paris. Inspired by her work as a systemic family therapist, she has written documentaries on twins and transgenerational issues. Tales of her have been published in anthologies by Rowohlt, Insel, Jüdischer Verlag/Suhrkamp and others. Meerjungfrauengesang is her second novel.