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Ulrike Draesner
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Ulrike Draesner

Ulrike Draesner was born in Munich in 1962. She lives in Berlin and Leipzig. Novelist, poet and essayist. Studied in England and Germany. Her first book, gedächtnisschleifen, poems, appeared in 1995. Further volumes of poetry, short stories, and novels followed, including Sieben Sprünge vom Rand der Welt (novel 2014), subsong (poems 2014); Eine Frau wird älter (2018), Kanalschwimmer (2019), Schwitters (2020), and Doggerland (2021). Translations from English and French, intermedia projects, guest and poetics lectureships in Germany, Switzerland, England and the USA. From 2015 to 2017 she taught at Oxford University, and since April 2018 she has been a professor at the German Literature Institute at Leipzig University.
Draesner is a member of P-E.N Germany, the Berlin Academy of Arts, and the German Academy for Language and Poetry.
She has received numerous awards for her work, including Literature Prize Solothurn 2010, the Roswitha Prize 2013, the Joachim Ringelnatz Prize for poetry 2014, the Nicolas Born Prize 2016, the Gertrud Kolmar Prize 2019, the Ida Dehmel Literature Prize of GEDOK 2020, the Prize of the LiteraTour Nord 2020, the German Prize for Nature Writing 2020 , the Bavarian Book Prize 2020, the Grand Prize of the German Literature Fund 2021, and the** Spycher Literature Prize Leuk** 2023. More at