Isabelle Lehn was born in Bonn, Germany, in 1979. She studied rhetoric, pedagogy and cultural anthropology in Tübingen, where she earned a doctorate in philosophy. As a postdoc, she studied creative writing at the German Institute of Literature in Leipzig (Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig), where she later worked as a lecturer and is currently researching historic creative writing programs in the GDR. She published in anthologies and magazines and received a number of prizes, including in the 2014 Prosanova short-story competition, for her stories, essays, screenplays, and radio plays. “Aladdin, CoB” is part of her debut novel.
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