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Dmitri Dragilew




Born: 14.8.1971
Birthplace: Riga
Country of birth: Latvia
Lives in: Berlin, Weissensee

Source language: Russian
Target language: German
Working language: Russian

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Dragilew belonged to the Russian department of young writers at the Latvian writers association, was first published in 1986, worked for the Russian editorial team of the public broadcast, and was the head of several Jazz bands. He studied at the University of Riga and Jena as well as at the music college in Weimar. He was editor of the literary-culturological series of papers VIA REGIA, and a guest lecturer at the European University Viadrina. He designed and presented various series of readings, the first Russian Thuringia radio magazine, the Eddie-Rosner Jazz Festival (Berlin), and co-initiated the writers’ group SAPAD NAPERJOD (KdW – Kehrseite des Westens - Downside of the West). He goes on stage as a musician and as a director of various music projects („The Swinging PartYsans“,„Kapelle Strock“). Numerous publications. He is a member of the PEN Centrum of writers in exile in German speaking countries, and head of the Russian writers’ association in Germany.


2014  nominee for the literary award „Neuer Klang“, Moscow
2010  nominee for the literary award „Moskauer Rechnung“, Moscow
2007  Honorary batch and certificate by the the Free State of Thuringia
2006  special prize of the 4th open Russian Poetry Slam in Berlin
2006  Literary award by the Moscow magazine „Deti Ra“


Publications in german

Publications in original language


Russkij Gulliver, Moscow, 2017 poetry, essays, translations

Unbetonter Vokal

in the series "Berlin – offene Stadt", Berlin, 2009 poetry (art book)

Labyrinthe des russischen Tangos

Aletheia, St.Petersburg, 2008 essays

Eddie Rosner: Schmettern wir den Jazz, es ist verdammt klar!

Dekom, Russland, 2011 fictional biography

Alle Anzeichen der Liebe

Russkij Gulliver, Moscow, 2008 poetry

Zum Tee um fünf

Globus-Press, Ukraine, 2001, 2003 poetry