Adelbert von Chamisso Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung

Senthuran Varatharajah

Adelbert von Chamisso Promotional Prize 2017

He 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. For an extract from his first novel Vor der Zunahme der Zeichen, he received the 3sat Prize in Klagenfurt in 2014. Furthermore, he has also received a number of scholarships such as the Alfred Döblin Prize from the Berliner Akademie, a residence scholarship at Künstlerdorf Schöppingen, and the work grant from the Deutscher Literaturfonds.
He has also contributed to anthologies and the literary journals Allmende, Neue Rundschau, and Sprache im technischen Zeitalter.

Kranichsteiner Literaturförderpreis, 2016
Förderpreis zum Bremer Literaturpreis, 2017


Vor der Zunahme der Zeichen.
Novel. S. Fischer Verlag, Frankfurt a. M. 2016