In 1983 her family left the German Democratic Republic (GDR) with the help of an exit application and moved to Darmstadt in West Germany . After graduating from high school, she traveled around the world as a model for two years and lived in Vienna, Cape Town, Miami, London and Barcelona. In 1994 she began studying architecture, which she dropped out after 24 semesters to write. Those 12 years were one and a half that she spent surfing in California.
In 2003 Antje Herden took the first literary steps, for example as a finalist in the German National Poetry Slam 2003 .
During an intense friendship with the writer Jan Off , she decided to venture into a life as a writer. A novel and a volume of short stories were published. Eventually she discovered writing for children and teenagers.
Antje Herden has been working full-time as an author and editor since 2010.
Antje Herden has two children (born in 1998 and 2001).
for last thursday i saved the world
- Leipzig reading compass
- the best 7
for no half measures
- “Last Thursday I saved the world” / from 9 years / 2012 / Tulipan Verlag
- “Last Monday I defeated evil” / from 9 years / 2013 / Tulipan Verlag
- “Last Wednesday I set the future free” / from 9 years / 2014 / Tulipan Verlag
- "Julia and the Knights of the District" / from 9 years / 2014 / Tulipan Verlag
- "Wir Buddenbergs" / 3 volumes / from 8 years / 2018–19 / Fischer Verlag
- “No half measures” / from 14 years / 2019 / Beltz Verlag
- "Waena - The Call of the Surf" / from 12 years / 2020 / Dragonfly Verlag
- "Parole Teetee" / from 9 years / 2020 / Tulipan Verlag
- Literature by and about Antje Herden in the catalog of the German National Library
- CV on lovelybooks.de
- Reading Foundation | The “Leipzig Reading Compass”: Premiere a great success. Retrieved August 6, 2020 .
- Only good books | Last Thursday I saved the world | buy online. Retrieved August 6, 2020 .
- AKJ- www.akj.de: Nominations 2020 | AKJ. Retrieved July 15, 2020 .
- Antje Herden: No half measures - KIMI. Retrieved August 6, 2020 .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German writer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1971|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Magdeburg|