was born in 1977 in Daejeon, South Korea. She grew up in Germany and Austria, and studied Philosophy at the University of Vienna. She has published four novels – Die Bilderspur, Die gefrorene Zeit, Anatomie einer Nacht and Die große Heimkehr – as well as two essay collections – Invasionen des Privaten and Der sichtbare Feind. Die Gewalt des Öffentlichen und das Recht auf Privatheit. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Austrian State Fellowship for Literature, the Elias Canetti Fellowship, the Robert Musil Fellowship, and the 2012 European Union Prize for Literature.