Born in 1969, Husch Josten studied history and constitutional law in Cologne and Paris. She trained and worked as a journalist in both cities, before moving to London in the mid-2000s to work as a writer for newspapers and magazines. Her 2011 debut novel “In Sachen Joseph” was nominated for the Aspekte Literature Prize. She released the highly-praised follow-up “Das Glück von Frau Pfeiffer” in 2012 and the short story collection “Fragen Sie nach Fritz” in 2013. “The Impeccable Mr. Taft” was published in 2014, followed by the novels “Here Be Dragons” (2017) and “Seeing Land” (2018). She won the renowned Literature Award from the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in 2019.