Kerstin Preiwuss

Kerstin Preiwuss - Foto: Goethe-Institut / Elyon Blah
Kerstin Preiwuss - Foto: Goethe-Institut / Elyon Blah
Foto: Goethe-Institut / Elyon Blah
Kerstin Preiwuss, Leipzig, Germany Poet and prose-writer She describes her language as an animal in her mouth from which the mutinousword breaks out.
Kerstin was born in Lübzin 1980 and lives now in Leipzig as a freelance author. She translates lyrics, hosts workshops in writing and is guest lecturer at universities. After her studies in German philology, philosophy and Psychology in Leipzig and Aix-en-Provence, she did her PhD on Polish city names. She is a graduate of the German Institute of Literature Leipzig. In 2006 she debuted with a volume of poems “Nachricht von neuenSternen”, followed by, “Rede” (2012), “GespürfürLicht” (2016), and the novels “Restwärme” (2014) and “NachOnkalo” (2017), which was nominated for the German Book Prize. From 2010 to 2012 she was co-editor of ‘Edit’ a literary magazine. She received multiple awards for her work, most recently the Meran and the Eichendorff literary prize for her lyrics. Kerstin Preiwuß is a member of PEN.