- Western Europe
(born 1977, Scherzingen, Switzerland) began working as a freelance journalist for the Südkurier/Korstanz when she was very young. Since that time, she has worked as a journalist for two newspapers, the Südkurier/Singen and the Tagesspiegel/Berlin. She has published her prose in various magazines in Germany, including Kabeljau, the magazine of the Literaturinstitut, where she got her Diploma in Prose and Poetry. Ms. Kobow has also written prose for radio production. She has received prizes and fellowships from the Leipziger Literaturstipendium and the Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg. Her participation in the IWP is supported by a grant from Joan E. Vander Naald Egenes, the Deutscher Literaturinstitut Leipzig, and by the German government.