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BERG, Sibylle
Sibylle Berg was born in Weimar, in the then-German Democratic Republic, where she graduated from high school and attended university for a while. In 1984 she emigrated to West Germany and, in 1995, to Switzerland, where she has lived ever since in Zurich. She has worked in several professions, including advertising and journalism. Since 1997 she has been a freelance writer. From 2003 to 2005 she was coeditor (overlapping with her duties as editor-in-chief from 2004 to 2006) of the photo and literary magazine Kult. She has written several novels, including Sex II (Reclam, 1998) and Ende gut (Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2002), and theater plays, most recently Das wird schon (premiered 2004 at Schauspielhaus Bochum) and Wünsch dir was (premiered 2006 at Schauspielhaus Zürich). The author's web site is www.sibylleberg.de.

The Woman Lies on the Ground (Die Frau liegt am Boden) from schweiz..01—Eiswasser. Zeitschrift für Literatur 8.1 (2001) and also from Das Unerfreuliche zuerst. Herrengeschichten (Cologne: Verlag Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2001): Vol. 8, No. 2/3
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