Villa Aurora Grant Recipients | 2015

Mar

Matthias Nawrat | Writer

Matthias Nawrat / © Privat
Matthias Nawrat / © Privat
1979
born in Opole, Poland
1989
relocation to Bamberg in Germany
2000-2007
studies Biology in Heidelberg and Freiburg im Breisgau
2009-2012
studies Creative Writing at the Swiss Literature Institute in Biel
2007-2012
freelancing as science journalist
today
Lives and works in Berlin

His debut novel „Wir zwei allein“ (Both of Us Alone) was published in 2012 by Nagel & Kimche. His second novel „Unternehmer“ (Entrepreneurs)  was published in 2014. He lives and works as a freelance writer in Berlin.

 

Awards and prizes

First prize of MDR literature competition 2011

First prize of lit.Cologne 2012

Literary prize of the canton of Berne 2012

Kelag Prize at Ingeborg-Bachmann-Preis 2012

Residency fellowship at Literary Colloquium Berlin 2012

Heinrich-Heine-Fellowship 2013

Adalbert-von-Chamisso Prize 2013

Fellowship of Robert-Bosch-Foundation 2013

First Prize of Wortspiele 2014, which includes a residency fellowship at Villa Aurora

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