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Deniz Utlu
German literature
2015–2017
Berlin
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Germany
01. January 2019 - 31. March 2019 , 01. June 2018 - 31. August 2018

Born 1983 in Hannover, Germany.

Deniz Utlu studied economics with philosophical emphasis in Berlin/Germany and Paris/France. In 2003, he founded the culture and society magazine freitext, which he edited until 2013. In 2014, his first novel Die Ungehaltenen was published and, in 2015, it was adapted for stage at the Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin. Beside his work on the novel, he also wrote theater plays, poetry, short prose and essays. In different literary events, he dealt with the relationship between literature and politics, for example with the series Prosa der Verhältnisse at Studio Я of Maxim Gorki Theater. His work was awarded several times, for example with the Kranichsteiner Literaturförderpreis (Schülerjury) and a residency fellowship at Villa Tarabya in Istanbul/Turkey.

Awards:

2006 fellowship at Autorenwerkstatt of Literarisches Colloquium Berlin
2009 Finale Kurzgeschichtenpreis of Tagesspiegel
2010 residency fellowship Eisenbacher Dorfschreiber
2010 Ulrich-Beer-Förderpreis for young writers
2011 work fellowship of Senat for Berliner Autoren
2013 Finale Literaturpreis of Prenzlauer Berg
2014 promotion prize of pupil-jury at Kranichsteiner Literaturpreis
2015 residency fellowship at Künstlerdorf Schöppingen
2017 residency fellowship of Villa Tarabya in Istanbul

Publications (abstract):

Regen im Mund, Spr.i.t.Z, 2007
Gedichte, Allmende Literaturzeitschrift, 2010
Minimals aus dem Magen des Molochs (Prosaminiaturen), Manifest der Vielen, Hilal Sezgin (HG), Blumenbar, 2011
Aus den schwarzen Wäldern (Prosaminiaturen), Der Kuckuck aus dem Uhrwerk: Festschrift anlässlich der Verleihung des Ulrich-Beer-Förderpreises an Deniz Utlu, 2011
Die Ungehaltenen, Roman, Graf Verlag, 2014
Die Migranten, die Nation und ich, Essay, Tagesspiegel, 2015
Jugend mit Gott, Erzählung, FAZ, 2015
Wo ist der Staat? Minen und Menschen in Kolumbien, Essay, FAZ, 2016
​Für Trauer und Zorn. Plädoyer gegen eine Ökonomie des Gedenkens, Essay, Urteile, Christine Umpfenbach, Azar Mortazavi, Tunay Önder (HG), 2016