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Videos: Adelbert von Chamisso Prize

Talk with Abbas Khider
Talk with author and Chamisso Prize winner Abbas Khider about his life in Iraq and his relation to literature (in German).
Abbas Khider
Adelbert von Chamisso Prize 2017. Abbas Khider was born in 1973 in Baghdad, Iraq. He fled from the country in 1996. Since 2000, Khider has lived in Germany, studied philosophy and literature in Munich and Potsdam. Khider lives and works in Berlin.
Barbi Marković
Adelbert von Chamisso Promotional Prize 2017. Barbi Marković was born in 1980 in Belgrade (formerly Yugoslavia, today Serbia). She studied German studies in Belgrade and Vienna. She has lived in Vienna since 2006.
Senthuran Varatharajah
Adelbert von Chamisso Promotional Prize 2017. Senthuran Varatharajah was born in 1984 in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. He came to Germany with his family. He studied philosophy, theology, and cultural studies in Marburg, Berlin, and London.
Uljana Wolf
Adelbert von Chamisso Prize 2016. Uljana Wolf, born in 1979 in Berlin, lives and works as a poet and translator in Berlin and New York. She has received numerous prizes for her literary works and translations.
Esther Kinsky
Adelbert von Chamisso Prize 2016. Esther Kinsky, born in Engelskirchen in 1956, lives in Berlin and in Battonya in Hungary. She works as a writer and translator.
Sherko Fatah
Adelbert von Chamisso Prize 2015. Fatah was born in 1964 in East Berlin, his father an Iraqi Kurd and his mother a German. He grew up in East Germany and moved with his family to West Berlin in 1975. There he studied philosophy and art history.
Olga Grjasnowa
Adelbert von Chamisso Promotional Prize 2015. Grjasnowa, born in 1984 in Baku, Azerbaijan, grew up in the Caucasus. Longer periods of time spent in Poland, Russia, and Israel followed. She is a graduate of the Institute of German Literature Leipzig.
Martin Kordić
Adelbert von Chamisso Promotional Prize 2015. Kordić was born in Celle, Germany, in 1983 and works as a lecturer in Cologne. He studied at the Institut für Literarisches Schreiben at the University of Hildesheim and at the University of Zagreb.
Ann Cotten
Adelbert von Chamisso Prize 2014. Ann Cotten was born in 1982 in Ames, Iowa, and grew up in Vienna. She has lived and worked in Berlin as a freelance writer since 2006.
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