Katharina Hagena

Katharina Hagena, born 1967, studied English and German Literature in Marburg, London and Freiburg, before lecturing at Trinity College Dublin and the University of Hamburg. Her first book What are the wild waves saying? Waterways Through Joyce's Ulysses, was published in 2006. The Taste of Apple Seeds is her first novel. She currently lives in Hamburg.



Intriguing and carefully written... There is clearly a certain X-factor about its bitter-sweetness
Daily Mail

First love, family secrets and the pain of loss are at the heart of this enchanting read
Good Housekeeping

The Taste of Apple Seeds smells of summer, of apples and of blackberries. It is sweet, but also slightly bitter; it is a sad yet comforting book of memories.
Die Zeit

A masterpiece, seeds and all
Nouvel Observateur

A tale of perfect unity about three generations of very different women whose lives are intimately connected
Le Monde