Asal Dardan

Asal Dardan grew up in Cologne, Bonn and Aberdeen after her parents fled Iran. She majored in cultural studies in Hildesheim and Middle Eastern studies in Lund. As a freelance author, she writes for Zeit Online, the FAZ and the Berliner Zeitung, among others. In 2020, she won the Caroline Schlegel Prize of the city of Jena. Her essay collection Betrachtungen einer Barbarin was nominated for the German Nonfiction Prize in 2021.

As of July 2021