Kurt Drawert

Field of Practice:

Literature

City, Country:

Darmstadt, Germany

Year:

1993, 1994

Born 1956 in Hennigsdorf, Germany. Started as electronics worker, among other jobs. 1982-1985 he studied literature at the Institut fŸr Literatur in Leipzig. Since 1986 freelance writer. In 1993 he moved to Western Germany, since 1996 living in Darmstadt.

Grants: Fšrderpreis, JŸrgen Ponto Foundation 1991; Villa Massimo, Rome 1995/96; Arno-Schmidt-Stipendium 2000/01.

Awards: Leonce-und-Lena-Preis, Darmstadt 1989; Lyrikpreis Meran (Italy) 1993; Ingeborg-Bachmann-Preis, Klagenfurt (Austria) 1993; Uwe-Johnson-Preis 1994; Nikolaus-Lenau-Preis 1997.

Numerous books as author and editor, theater plays, radio plays, literary critique and journalistic essays as well as translations. His own book publications include: “Zweite Inventur”, poems, Aufbau edition 1987; “Privateigentum”, poems, Suhrkamp edition 1989; “Spiegelland. Ein deutscher Monolog”, novel, Suhrkamp 1992; “Haus ohne Menschen. Zeitmitschriften” essays, Suhrkamp 1993; “Fraktur”, Reclam edition 1994; “Alles ist einfach”, theater play, Suhrkamp 1995; “Revolten des Kšrpers”, essays, Edition Solitude 1995; “Wo es war” poems, Suhrkamp 1996; “Steinzeit”, theater play, Suhrkamp 1999; “Rückseiten der Herrlichkeit”, essays, Suhrkamp 2001; “Nacht. Fabriken”, prose, Edition Korrespondenzen, Vienna 2001; “Reisen im Rückwärtsgang. Zwei Dichter unterwegs mit der transsibirischen Eisenbahn” (with Blaise Cendrars), Arche edition, Zurich and Hamburg 2001.