Amrai Coen, born in Hamburg in 1986, is of half Mexican, half German descent. She works as a reporter and staff editor at the weekly newspaper DIE ZEIT. She mostly writes long form narratives and has won several prizes for her work including the Axel Springer Prize, the German Reporter’s Prize the European Press Prize and the Henri Nannen Prize. She is based in Hamburg.
Amrai Coen won the 2016 Special Award with ‘In the Promised Land’