Simoné Goldschmidt-Lechner

Field of Practice:



Solitude fellowship

City, Country:

Hamburg, Germany


2023, 2022, 2023


Apr 2024 - June 2024

Born in southern Germany, spent their childhood in South Africa.

Simoné Goldschmidt-Lechner is a writer, translator and interdisciplinary artist based in Hamburg/Germany. They have been writing since 2018. Their first novel, Messer Zungen, was published in July 2022 by Matthes & Seitz Berlin/Germany. A video game accompanying the novel is currently in development.

Goldschmidt-Lechner was a finalist at the 28th open mike at Haus für Poesie, Berlin (2020) and a scholarship holder at the Autor*innenwerkstatt Prosa 2020/21. They were part of the artistic direction for PROSANOVA 2020 and co-edited the literary magazine BELLA triste from March 2019 to September 2021. From 2021 to 2022, they were part of the Schreiblabor Vergangenheit Vorhersagen with Luna Ali at Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf/Germany, also participating in the Claussen-Simon Foundation’s stART.up program.

More recently, they have been involved in interdisciplinary projects combining literature and new music featuring composers and musicians from Hamburg and Berlin. Goldschmidt-Lechner was co-editor of the literary magazine Process*in, co-organizes a writer’s room for (queer) BIPOC youth and organized the online release festival for the film NO HARD FEELINGS/FUTUR 3 (dir. Faraz Shariat) as part of the JÜNGLINGE film collective.

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