Ulrike Almut Sandig

Ulrike Almut Sandig
Photo: Goethe-Institut / Andrea Fernandes
Ulrike Almut Sandig was born on May 15, 1979 in Großenhain. She grew up in a parsonage in Nauwalde. She published her first poems in the form of posters on traffic lights, construction sites and electric boxes in Leipzig and other cities. In 2005, she completed her Masters in Religious Studies and Modern Indology in Leipzig and later her Diploma at the Deutschen Literaturinstitut (German Literature Institute) in Leipzig in 2010. Ulrike Sandig has published three volumes of poetry, one novel, as well as two pop audio music books. Besides that in 2015, her new poems on children’s fairytales and fables by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm under the title ‘Grimm’ as well as, a novel by the name of ‘Buch gegen das Verschwinden’ (Book against disappearance) were released. Ulrike Almut Sandig wrote audio books and worked for her speech concerts together with several musicians and composers. Her poetry has been translated often, made into films and also won awards, among others, the Leonce-und-Lena- Award, 2009. Also, for her prose, she has received numerous awards and grants and most recently, the author’s grant from the Berliner Senats 2014. She is a member of the PEN-Zentrums Germany. Ulrike Almut Sanders lives with her family in Berlin since 2011.


Hans im Glück, /
हान्स मज़े से है

ich bin ein Feld voller Raps verstecke die Rehe und leuchte wie 13 Ölgemälde über einander gelegt /
मुझे गलत मत समझो;

Schlaflied /
लोरी / ہو ہو بأتھ

vom süßen Brei /
मीठा दलिया