Jung und Jung Verlag
Court of Justice
About the novel:
Richard Kornitzer ventures back to Germany from exile in 1947. A judge by profession, his life has been torn apart by the absurd and deadly rules of the Nazi regime. Nothing is as it was before. His small family is scattered between Lake Constance, Mainz and England and his homeland seems almost less familiar to him than a life of exile bathed in magical light in Havana. In a period that fluctuates between depression and a new start, Kornitzer never truly arrives. The novel combines documentary and fiction to powerfully describe the founding years of a republic.
About the author:
Ursula Krechel was born in 1947 in Trier and now lives in Berlin. She studied German language and literature, theatre and art history and has taught at various universities. Since her debut in 1974 with the play “Erika”, she has published poetry volumes, prose, radio plays and essays. Published in 2009, her novel “Shanghai fern von wo” has won several awards.