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Bernhard Schlink

BERNHARD SCHLINK was born in Germany. He is the author of The Woman on the Stairs, The Weekend, and the internationally bestselling novels The Reader and Homecoming, as well as the collection of short stories Flights of Love and four prizewinning crime novels—The Gordian Knot, Self's Deception, Self's Punishment, and Self’s Murder. He is a former judge and teaches public law and legal philosophy at Humboldt University in Berlin and at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City.