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Maria Beig

Maria Beig was born in rural Upper Swabia, in the south of Germany, in 1920. Author of eight novels and four short story collections, she won the Alemannischer Literaturpreis in 1983, the Literaturpreis of the City of Stuttgart in 1997, and the Hebbel-Preis in 2004.

Hermine: An Animal Life

WORM Hermine’s first memory is of the wrinkled face of a Nahne, of a father’s bad-tempered scowl and the angry faces of sisters and brothers who were struck and struck back. There was only one ray of light among them:…