Villa Aurora Grant Recipients | 2020

Jul, Aug, Sep

Kathrin Schmidt | Writer

Kathrin Schmidt | © Dirk Skiba
Kathrin Schmidt | © Dirk Skiba

Kathrin Schmidt was born in Gotha in 1958 and grew up in the neighbouring small town of Walterhausen. She studied psychology in Jena and graduated in 1981. After several years as a child psychologist, she sat 1989/90 at the Round Table Berlin and became editor of the East Berlin women's magazine Ypsilon in 1990. In 1991, she joined the Berlin Institute for Comparative Social Research, where she focused on the situation of ethnic minorities in the Baltic States. She has been working as a freelance author since November 1994.  


Publications (Selection)

2018 | waschplatz der kühlen dinge, poems, Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Köln

2016 | Tiefer Schafsee und andere Erzählungen, Leipziger Bibliophilenabend

2016 | Kapoks Schwestern, novel, Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Köln

2011 | Finito. Schwamm drüber., short prose, Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Köln

2011 | Du sagen. Dir schreiben. Essay, Leipziger Bibliophilenabend

2010 | blinde bienen, poems, Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Köln.

2009 | Du stirbst nicht, novel, Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Köln

2005 | Seebachs schwarze Katzen, novel, Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Köln


Awards (Selection)

2018 | ver.di-Literaturpreis

2013 | Thüringer Literaturpreis

2010 | Fellowship at Villa Massimo, Rom

2009 | Deutscher Buchpreis