Zafer Senocak

born 1961 in Ankara (Turkey)
©Zafer Senocak, ©: Tereza Brdeckova  
1970 moves to Germany
1979 studied German Literature, Politics and Philosophy in Munich
begins to write as an author
1984 City of Munich Literary Prize
1985 starts literature translation projects
1988 Adelbert-von-Chamisso-Prize
1990 freelance journalist, for "taz", "Berliner Zeitung", "Die Woche", "Die Welt"; co-editor oft he magazine "Sirene" (until 2000)
1996   writer-in-residence at the Universities of Miami and Oxford, and writer-in-residence at Villa Aurora, (Pacific Palisades, California)

Max Kade-Gastprofessur (guest professor) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology  


writer-in-residence at Dartmouth College


writer-in-residence at Oberlin College  


guest professor at University of California, Berkeley  


poet-in-residence at University Duisburg-Essen 

  lives in Berlin
Last update June 2011
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