*1992 in Istanbul, Hat Jura in Heidelberg und Kopenhagen studiert. Mitbegründer / Leiter des Literaturkollektivs Echolot. Neben den eigenständigen Werken auch Veröffentlichungen in literarischen Zeitschriften (wie z.B. Ostragehege, Konzepte, &Radieschen) sowie in vielen verschiedenen Anthologien. Texte wurden u.a. ins Englische, Chinesische, Russische, Estnische sowie Italienische übersetzt.
Zahlreiche Auszeichnungen. Zuletzt:
Förderwerkstatt Haus für Poesie, Open Poems 2021, Berlin
Preis der Heidelberger Autor:innen 2021
Writer in Residence Nanjing, 2021
Literatur TANDEM letterario 2022, Heimann Stiftung, Wiesloch
Selected Works: 2021 Nanjing International Writers' Residency Program
On October 31, 2019, Nanjing was designated UNESCO City of Literature. In accordance with the mission of UNESCO, Nanjing, as the only UNESCO City of Literature in China, embraces cultural diversity and urban inclusiveness, values mutual aid and mutual learning between different countries. Writers’ exchange and residency is a common practice promoted throughout the sub-network of Creative Cities of Literature. Since Nanjing’s designation, and even before that, Nanjing has played an active role in hosting international writers through its annual residency program.
Due to the pandemic outbreak in 2020, Nanjing City of Literature has introduced the Virtual Residency as an alternative. As the pandemic virus continues to spread in 2021, Nanjing Literature Centre has opened calls for Nanjing International Writers Residency Programme 2021, and has received 30 applications from 11 cities of literature worldwide. Finally, 6 writers have been selected as writers-in-residence. During the one month residency, they had virtually experienced Nanjing’s cultural history, literary achievements, masters and masterpieces, cultural landmarks and cultural spaces through the Residency Package, which consisted of videos and introductions to Nanjing; and “face-to-face” meetings with local writers and citizens.
At the end of this year’s residency, all 6 writers that participated in the 2021 Nanjing International Writers’ Residency Program submitted their original literary works completed during the residency. Here we post some selected works, may our readers enjoy.
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