Daniela Danz 
Author

Poems

Original

Übersetzung

Telepylos german

Translations: ru

to poem

Das ist das Land german

Translations: it

to poem

Hier german

Stunde Null: Loop german

Schwarz von Ameisen war mein Traum am Mittag german

Wir leben. Wir sind für alles. german

Kaskade des Glücks german

Daniela Danz 
Author

photo © Nils-Christian Engel
* 05.09.1976, Eisenach, Germany
lives in: Kranichfeld, Germany

Daniela Danz was born on September 5, 1976 in Eisenach. She studied History of Art and German Studies in Tübingen (under Paul Hoffman among others), Prague, Berlin, Leipzig and Halle (Saale) and wrote her masters’ thesis on „Krankenhauskirchenbau der Weimarer Republik“ (‘Building of hospital churches in Weimar Republic’) upon graduation.

She pursued a teaching position in Osnabrück. From 2003 till 2010, she worked as a Kunstinventarisatorin at the Evangelical church. Today, Danz lives as a freelance writer in Kranichfeld and teaches at Hildesheim University. Since 2013, she is also Head of the Schillerhaus in Rudolstadt. 

 photo © Nils-Christian Engel
Danz’ written works include poetry, prose, essays and children’s literature. Besides that she collaborates with composers to add music to some of her works and to translate them in other languages. Her work deals with the classical forms and antique stuff, like the epic of Homer or the Ovids Metamorphosen. From here, Danz transitioned to experimenting with recent history, for e.g. World War II and the current socio-political topics like migration. Florian Illies certified Danz as having a flair for the oppressive presence of history.

Publications
  • Arachne

    Weimar: Literarische Gesellschaft Thüringen e.V., 2002

  • Serimunt

    Gedichte

    Weimar: Wartburg Verlag, 2004

  • Türmer

    Roman

    Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag, 2006

  • Pontus

    Gedichte

    Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag, 2009

  • V

    Gedichte

    Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag, 2014

  • Herzpunkt der Anlage

    Der Krankenhauskirchenbau der Weimarer Republik

    Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag, 2015

  • Lange Fluchten

    Roman

    Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag, 2016

  • Wildniß

    Gedichte

    Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag, 2020

Awards
  • 1995 Preisträgerin Treffen Junger Autoren

  • 2005 Georg-Kaiser-Förderpreis für Literatur des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt

  • 2005 Arbeitsstipendium des Deutschen Literaturfonds e.V.

  • 2006 Hermann-Lenz-Stipendium

  • 2014 Rainer-Malkowski-Preis, gemeinsam mit Mirko Bonné

  • 2015 Mitglied der Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz

  • 2016 Stipendium der Deutschen Akademie Rom Casa Baldi

  • 2019 Deutscher Preis für Nature Writing

  • 2020 Literaturpreis der A und A Kulturstiftung

  • 2020 Günter Kunert Literaturpreis für Lyrik

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