Kathrin Schmidt

The Gunnar Lennefsen Expedition

Die Gunnar-Lennefsen-Expedition

The Gunnar Lennefsen Expedition

German Book Prize 2009 for Du stirbst nicht

Young Josepha Schlupfburg is pregnant and lives in a small town in 1976. The child will be born illegitimate. Because she wants her child to at least have a history, she sets out with her great-grandmother to discover her family’s past. They pass the 11 stages of the “Gunnar-Lennefsen-Expedition” and find a family story that spans the century, from East Prussia to Nuremberg, consisting of many strong mothers, illegitimate kids and agitated and absent fathers.



ISBN: 978-3-462-02742-6
release: 30. November -0001
432 pages, gebunden mit SU


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About the Author

Kathrin Schmidt, born in Gotha in 1958, has worked as a psychologist, editor and social scientist. She has received numerous awards, including the 1993 Leonce and Lena Prize. Her novel Die Gunnar-Lennefsen-Expedition, published in 1998, was awarded the Heimito von Doderer Advancement Award and the 1998 Province of Carinthia Prize at the Ingeborg Bachmann Competition. In 2009, she received the SWR Top Ten List award and the German Book Prize for her novel Du stirbst nicht (You’re Not Going To Die). In 2016 she was nominated for the Wilhelm Raabe Prize and was awarded the Christine Lavant Prize. She lives in Berlin. Her work was translated into numerous languages.

Further titles by the author:
Go-In der Belladonnen (Go-In of the Belladonnas)
Kapoks Schwestern (Kapok’s Sisters)
Königs Kinder (King’s Childrend)
Finito. Schwamm drüber (Let Bygones Be Bygones)
Seebachs schwarze Katzen (Seebach’s Black Cats)
Blinde Bienen (Blind Bees)
Du stirbst nicht (You’re Not Going to Die)
waschplatz der kühlen Dinge (laundry room of cold things)