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Simon Urban
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Simon Urban

Simon Urban, born in Hagen in 1975, studied German Language, Comparative Literature and Philosophy in M√ľnster. His novel Plan D (2011), in which the GDR still exists today, has been translated into eleven languages. In 2014, the novel Gondwana was published. Awarded numerous literary prizes and creative awards such as Cannes Lions and the Clio Grand Prix. For the agency Jung von Matt, he wrote the Edeka film #heimkommen, which caused a worldwide sensation and is one of the most successful German virals. For ARD, he wrote the story for the feature film Exit. In 2021 he published the novel Wie alles begann und wer dabei umkam about a lawyer who becomes an avenger, which won the Hamburg Literature Prize. With Juli Zeh he wrote the novel Zwischen Welten in 2023.