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Aglaja Veteranyi was born into a circus family in Bucharest in 1962. From 1982 on she was a freelance actress and author. She committed suicide in 2002 in Zürich. Her debut novel, Warum das Kind in der Polenta kocht, was critically acclaimed, winning among other prizes the Adelbert-von-Chamisso Prize in 2000.

Warum das Kind in der Polenta kocht (Why the Child is Boiling in the Polenta) from Warum das Kind in der Polenta kocht (Munich: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH, 1999): Vol. 9, No. 1/2


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