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Imogen Rhia Herrad is a German writer and broadcaster. Born and brought up in Germany, she has also lived in Britain and Argentina, and currently divides her time between Cardiff and Cologne. She writes in German and English. Her short stories and articles (in English) have been published in magazines and anthologies in Wales, Canada and the US. Her programmes for German public radio (in German) include pieces about the Queen of Sheba, Morgan le Fay, Zora Neale Hurston, the Mapuche people of Patagonia, and the cultural histories of sheep, dragons, the apple and hermaphrodites, respectively.
Imogen's story "The Accident" has been longlisted for the Raymond Carver Short Story Awards. Her children's story "The Wind's Bride" won third prize in the London Writers' Competition. In 2009, she received a bursary from Academi, the Welsh literature promotion agency.