Helena Janeczek



Helena Janeczek, b. 1964, is German-Italian writer from a Jewish and Polish family. In 2018, her third novel La ragazza con la Leica (The Girl with the Leica) was awarded the most prestigious Italian literary prize, the Premio Strega. Her most recent book in German: Das Mädchen mit der Leica, 2019.

The German-Italian writer Janeczek and her latest novel ‘La ragazza con la Leica’ (‘The Girl with the Leica’) jumped to the top of the Italian bestseller list. The book was recently awarded the Strega Prize. Janeczek was the first woman in 15 years to receive the coveted trophy.

Participant of the European Literature Days 2019.