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Petra Hammesfahr

Petra Hammesfahr

German writer
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Intro German writer
A.K.A. Hammesfahr
Countries Germany
Occupations Writer Screenwriter
Gender female
Birth 10 May 1951 (Titz)
Star sign Taurus
Petra Hammesfahr
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Petra Hammesfahr (born 10 May 1951 in Titz, North Rhine-Westphalia) is an acclaimed German crime writer. She has won several awards, including the Crime Prize of Wiesbaden and the Rhineland Literary Prize.

Her first novel was published in 1991, followed by more than a dozen more and significant popular success by the middle of that decade.

Her novel The Sinner was published to wide acclaim in English by Bitter Lemon Press in 2007/2008 (and again recently in the United States by Penguin Books), translated from the original by John Brownjohn. The Sinner has been adapted for television by USA Network as an eight-episode limited series starring Jessica Biel and Bill Pullman, and premiered on August 2, 2017.

A second novel, The Lie, was published by Bitter Lemon Press in 2010.

Hammesfahr lives in Kerpen, a town near Cologne.

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