Alice Bota

Alice Bota, born 1979 in Krapkowice, Upper Silesia, Poland. In 1988 she emigrated to northern Germany. In 1999 she graduated from high school, shortly thereafter studied political science and modern German literature in Kiel, Poznan (Poland), Berlin and Potsdam. Several scholarships in the USA, Russia and Poland. In 2005 she was accepted at the German School of Journalism in Munich. Since June 2007 she has worked as an editor for DIE ZEIT and is a member of the foreign policy team. Awards: Axel Springer Prize (2009), Newcomer of the Year (3rd place with Khuê Pham and Özlem Topcu, 2013), Berlin Progress Prize (2015), German Journalism Prize (2016), N-East Reportage Prize (2017). Publications: Wir Neuen Deutschen (Rowohlt 2012, with Khuê Pham and Özlem Topcu), Testfall Ukraine (Suhrkamp 2015, essay collection). Since November 2015, Alice Bota has headed ZEIT's Moscow office and is responsible for the post-Soviet region. She travels regularly to Ukraine, South Caucasus and Belarus.  In the summer of 2021, she published Die Frauen von Belarus. Die Revolution hat ein weibliches Gesicht.