Maren Kames 
Author

Poems

Original

Übersetzung

Halb Taube Halb Pfau 1 german

Translations: en es

to poem

Halb Taube Halb Pfau 2 german

Translations: en

to poem

Halb Taube Halb Pfau 3 german

Translations: en es

to poem

Halb Taube Halb Pfau 4 german

Translations: en

to poem

Halb Taube Halb Pfau 5 german

Maren Kames 
Author

photo © Mathias Bothor
* 09.06.1984, Überlingen (Bodensee), Germany
lives in: Leipzig, Germany

Maren Kames, born 1984 in Überlingen, lives as an author and translator in Berlin. She studied cultural studies, philosophy and theatre in Tübingen and Leipzig, as well as creative writing and cultural journalism in Hildesheim.

In 2013 she won the Jury Prize for Poetry and the Audience Prize of the 21st Open Mike with excerpts from Halb Taube Halb Pfau. The book was published by Secession Verlag für Literatur in 2016 and was awarded the Anna Seghers Prize, a one-year scholarship from the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg and the Kranichsteiner Literaturförderpreis. In the years before and after its publication, she staged the text in interdisciplinary collaborations as live radio plays, performances and audio-visual installations at the House of World Cultures, the Johann König Gallery, the Stuttgart and Freiburg Literature Houses, among others.
In 2019 she was a fellow at the Villa Aurora in Los Angeles. Her second book, Luna Luna, will be also published by Secession in the same year.

 photo © Mathias Bothor


Publications
  • Halb Taube halb Pfau

    Zürich: Secession Verlag für Literatur, 2016

  • Luna Luna

    Zürich: Secession Verlag für Literatur, 2019

  • Hasenprosa

    Roman

    Berlin: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2024

Awards
  • 2013 Lyrikpreis beim 21. Open Mike in Berlin

  • 2013 Publikumspreis beim 21. Open Mike in Berlin

  • 2014 Gargonza Arts Awards

  • 2017 Düsseldorfer PoesieDebütPreis

  • 2017 Anna Seghers-Preis

  • 2020 Literaturpreis „Text & Sprache 2020“ des Kulturkreises der deutschen Wirtschaft im BDI