Judith Schalansky is a German writer, book designer and publisher. She is the author of four books.[Her book Atlas of Remote Islands was the winner of the prize for the most beautiful German book of the year in 2009. In 2012 she won the same prize for The Giraffe’s Neck. Schalansky has degrees in both art history and communication design.
The asteroid (95247) Schalansky was named after her in 2011.