Julya Rabinowich was born in St Petersburg in 1970. Her family emigrated to Vienna in 1977. She works as a writer, columnist and painter, as well as an interpreter. For many years she also worked with refugees and survivors of war and torture. Her adult and YA novels have won numerous awards, including the Friedrich Gerstäcker Prize, the Austrian Children's and Young People's Book Prize and the Luchs Prize for Me, In Between.
Me, In Between
(Paperback) - 06/01/2022
Madina and her family have fled war and unimaginable horror to seek asylum in Europe. Every day, she fills her diary with the truth about her new life – fitting into a new school, learning the language, her best friend Laura, and her own traumatic memories. But though this new country promises hope and security, Madina and her family struggle to find their way, facing deprivation and humiliation in their crowded accommodation and enduring an endless wait for settled status. With her anxious father growing ever more controlling, Madina is torn between two lives. Can she build a bridge between her past and her future?
Translated by Claire Storey