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Terézia Mora


Writer in Residence 2005 at the CAGCR

 

Terézia Mora was born in Sopron, Hungary, in 1971 and has lived in Berlin since 1990. There she studied Hungarian and drama at the Humboldt University and screenwriting at the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie (dffb). Her literary career began when she won the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize in 1999. She is not only a famous novelist, but also works as a translator from Hungarian into German and as a scriptwriter, besides writing both stage and radio plays. In 2013, Mora won the prestigious German Book Prize for her novel Das Ungeheuer. In 2013/14 she gave the Frankfurter Poetikvorlesungen.

 

Previous works include:

Seltsame Materie. Prose (1999, Rowohlt Verlag)

So was in der Art. Play (2003)

Alle Tage. Novel (2004, Luchterhand)

Miss June Ruby. Radio play (2005)

Der einzige Mann auf dem Kontinent. Novel (2009, Luchterhand)

Das Ungeheuer. Novel (2013, Luchterhand Literaturverlag)

 

Awards and Prizes:

Würth-Literaturpreis (1997)

Open-Mike-Literaturpreis der Berliner LiteraturWERKstatt (1997)

Ingeborg-Bachmann-Preis (1999)

Adelbert-von-Chamisso-Förderpreis (2000)

Inselschreiber auf Sylt (2001)

Jane Scatcherd-Preis (2002)

Mara-Cassens-Preis (2004)

Förderpreis zum Kunstpreis der Akademie der Künste Berlin (2004)

Preis der Leipziger Buchmesse (2004)

Preis der LiteraTour Nord (2005)

Villa Massimo-Stipendium (2006)

Tübinger Poetik-Dozentur zusammen mit Péter Esterházy (2006/2007)

Franz-Nabl-Preis (2007)

Adelbert-von-Chamisso-Preis (2010)

Erich-Fried-Preis (2010)

Übersetzerpreis der Kunststiftung NRW (2011)

„Grenzgänger-Stipendium“ der Robert Bosch Stiftung (2011)

Deutscher Buchpreis (2013)


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