Mirko Bonné, born in Tegernsee in 1965, currently calls Hamburg home. Besides translating the likes of Emily Dickinson, Henry James, Robert Louis Stevenson and William Butler Yeats, he published novels and volumes of poetry as well as essays and travel journals. Mirko Bonné has won numerous awards for his work including the Prix Relay du Roman d’Evasion (2008), the Marie Luise Kaschnitz Prize (2010) and the Rainer Malkowski Prize (2014). His novel “Nie mehr Nacht” (“Night Nevermore”) was shortlisted in 2013 for the German Book Prize. “Lichter als der Tag” (“Lighter than the Day”) was voted on the long list for the 2017 German Book Prize.