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Maren Kames

Maren Kames
© Mathias Bothor

Maren Kames was born in Überlingen on Lake Constance in 1984. She studied cultural studies, philosophy and theater studies in Tübingen and Leipzig, and continued her studies at the Institute for Literary Writing in Hildesheim. Her debut 'Halb Taube Halb Pfau' was published by the publishing house Secession Verlag für Literatur in 2016 and has received numerous prizes and grants. With her second book 'Luna Luna' (2019) she was nominated for the Leipzig Book Fair 2020 prize. For both books, radio versions were produced on SWR and Deutschlandfunk Kultur, in part with her contribution. Maren Kames also works as a translator, mainly for Israeli writer Sivan Ben Yishai. She lives as a writer in Berlin.


-  Halb Taube Halb Pfau ["Half Pigeon Half Peacock"], published by Secession Verlag
            für Literatur, 2016
-  Luna Luna, published by Secession Verlag für Literatur, 2019


-           2013 Poetry Jury Prize in the "Poetry" category, as well as Audience Award at the Berlin Open Mike Competition
-           2014 Fellow of the 19th Klagenfurt Literary Seminar
-           2015 Berlin Senate Scholarship
-           2016 Fellow at the Stuttgart House of Literature at the Akademie Schloss Solitude
-           2017 Anna Seghers Award, Düsseldorf Poetry Debut Award
-           2019 Fellow at Villa Aurora in Los Angeles
-           2020 Literary Prize "Text & Language" of the Cultural Association of the German Economy
-           2020 Literary Prize of the capital of the state of Hessen, Wiesbaden
Online seminar for translators (11.11.20):

(Im) possibilities of poetry translation