Meike Ziervogel/Writer

Trailer for Kauthar

Published by Salt in August 2015

Praise for KAUTHAR

‘This is a novel that cuts into the heart of a modern taboo – the white British female who chooses to become a Muslim – with sensitivity and insight… Meike Ziervogel grew up in Germany and came to London to study Arabic; her strong, spare writing cuts to the heart of a shocking story.’

Kate Saunders, THE TIMES

'Ziervogel goes bravely to the bleakest points of humanity and illuminates them with her lyrical and enthralling prose... It is a book that demands to be swallowed in one sitting, despite its bitter contents; one that, in its intensity, resonates and echoes for days after finishing it.'

Claire Hazelton, GUARDIAN


Meike's 4th novel, THE PHOTOGRAPHER, is out now.

NEW BOOK PROJECT: Meike is currently working on a collaborative fiction book with Syrian refugee writers in Lebanon. For more info, go to:

'Meike Ziervogel is becoming one of the most interesting figures in the contemporary British and European world, not just because she is a publisher of imagination and daring, but a writer of grace, forensic precision, and power. Rarely has someone given so much from sheer enthusiasm, and talent, and been so worth watching.'

Nicholas Lezard