Marianne Schönbach has worked in the publishing and book industry for more than 20 years. She has been an acquiring editor of German and foreign fiction, a publisher, a critic, a translator and a member of several literary panels and juries. She completed her studies (Roman languages and literature, publicity and modern history) in Mainz (Germany) and in Aix-en-Provence (France). In 2001 she began her literary agency in Amsterdam and welcomed her first client, Piper Verlag. She reads the following languages: German, French, English, Spanish and Dutch.