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.



This melancholy novel about lifting the layers of history is packed with gorgeous imagery and undertones of buried secrets... Sultry, tragic and intensely atmospheric
The Times

Beautifully phrased, artful and sometimes ingenious... The Taste of Apple Seeds is atmospheric and sensual


It's easy to see why this riveting gothic saga spent two years on the German bestseller list

Saga Magazine

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

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