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Ulrike Draesner

Ulrike Draesner

Ulrike Draesner, one of the most prominent poets writing in German today, is the author of eight volumes of poetry, including gedächtnisschleifen (memory loops, 1995), für die nacht geheuerte zellen (cells hired for the night, 2001), and subsong (subsong, 2014); seven novels, the most recent of which is Schwitters (Penguin, 2020); three books of short stories; and seven volumes of essays. A translator of Gertrude Stein, H. D., and Louise Glück, she has received many literary awards, most recently the Nicolas Born Prize (2016), the Gertrud Kolmar Prize (2019), and the GEDOK-Prize (2020). She lives in Berlin and Leipzig, where she directs the Institute for German Literature. (updated 10/2020)

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