Anja Utler

Field of Practice:


City, Country:

Wien, Austria


2005, 2006, 2007


Oct 2005 - Mar 2006

Born in 1973 in Schwandorf/Germany.

Studied Slavic languages and literature, English and elocution in Regensburg, Norwich and St. Petersburg. In 2003, Ph.D. from the University Regensburg with a thesis on female Russian Modernist poets.

Poetry debut in 1999 with her book “aufsagen” (“recite”). She received the Leonce-and-Lena-Prize (2003), the most important award for young poets in the German-speaking world, for her poetry in “münden – entzüngeln” (Vienna, 2004), described as “language games of psychological world perception.” She most recently published the audio book “brinnen” (merz&solitude, Stuttgart, 2006) and the corresponding poetry volume with the same title (Edition Korrespondenzen, Vienna, 2006), which was also just translated into Swedish.

Literature fellowship from the Stiftung Insel Hombroich (Neuss, Germany, 2001).