Birgit Vanderbeke is a German writer. Vanderbeke grew up in Frankfurt am Main after her family moved to West Germany in 1961. She studied Law, Germanic and Romance languages. The English translation of her debut novel, Das Muschelessen, by Jamie Bulloch was published in 2013 by Peirene Press as The Mussel Feast. Since 1993 she has been living in southern France.
Birgit Vanderbeke is the author of books: Das Muschelessen, Alberta empfängt einen Liebhaber, Das lässt sich ändern, Ich sehe was, was du nicht siehst, You Would Have Missed Me, Sweet Sixteen, Geld oder Leben, Die sonderbare Karriere der Frau Choi, Friedliche Zeiten, Gut genug.