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Yannic Han Biao Federer – writing the family trauma away

Yannic Han Biao Federer lives and works as a freelance writer in Cologne.

“I don’t come from a background where humanities or even artistic professions would have been a desirable option,” says Yannic Han Biao Federer. Federer’s father belonged to the Chinese minority in Indonesia before discrimination forced him to emigrate to Germany. Despite reservations from his parents, Federer studied German and Romance languages and literature and recently published his second novel, which was published by Suhrkamp Verlag.

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