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Bernhard Schlink was born in Germany in 1944. He is a professor of law at the University of Berlin and a judge. He is the author of the major international best-selling novel The Reader as well as several prize-winning detective novels that are now being translated into English. He lives in Bonn and Berlin, Germany. (Publisher Fact Sheets) Bernhard Schlink is a German Author, Professor, and Judge, born in 1944 in Bielefeld, Germany. He attended the University of Heidelberg and the Free University of Berlin. He is a law professor at Humbolt University of Berlin. He is the author of Flights of Love, a collection of short fiction. His international bestseller, The Reader, won the Hans Fallada Prize, the Prix Laure Bataillon, and the Welt-Literaturpreis of the newspaper Die Welt. His recent work, The Woman on the Stairs, is an international bestseller. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Reader 12,455 copies, 383 reviews
Flights of Love 745 copies, 6 reviews
Homecoming 669 copies, 23 reviews
The Weekend: A Novel 409 copies, 20 reviews
Self's Punishment 391 copies, 5 reviews
Self's Deception 250 copies, 4 reviews
The Woman on the Stairs 217 copies, 13 reviews
Summer Lies: Stories 195 copies, 4 reviews
The Gordian Knot 177 copies, 5 reviews
Self's Murder 162 copies, 3 reviews
Olga 121 copies, 10 reviews
Guilt About the Past 96 copies, 1 review
Abschiedsfarben 31 copies, 3 reviews
Die Enkelin 24 copies, 4 reviews
Návrat 1 copy
Il lettore 1 copy
1997 1 copy
The Reader [2008 film] (Original book) 151 copies, 7 reviews
Hebbes 1 (Contributor) 2 copies

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