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    About Writer


    Matthias Göritz was born in 1969 in Hamburg. After studying philosophy and literature, he lived for a long time in Moscow, Paris, Chicago and New York. He was Writer in Residence at New York University, joined the International Writing Program at Iowa University as visiting writer, and was a Max Kade writer at Washington University. In 2001, he published his first poetry volume “Loops”, followed by “Pools” in 2006 and “Tools” in 2011. With his 2005 first novel “Der Kurze Traum des Jakob Voss”, he won the Hamburg Literature Promotion Prize, the Bayerische Rundfunk Jury Prize, and the Mara Cassens Prize. In 2014, he became the first internationally acknowledged writer to receive the William H. Gass award. He has also received many fellowships, including those of the Villa Aurora in Los Angeles, the Bard College in New York, and the Villa Decius in Krakow. His recent fellowship from the Tarabya Cultural Academy enabled him to live in Istanbul from October 2015 to February 2016. His poetry and prose have been translated into many languages, including Turkish and Polish. Matthias Göritz also works as a translator, playwright, publisher and associate professor of creative writing.

    Selected Titles
    - Shanghai Blues. Novelle, Edition Faust, Frankfurt/Main 2015
    - Träumer und Sünder. Roman, C.H. Beck, München, 2013
    - Tools. Gedichte, Berlin-Verlag, Berlin, 2011
    - Pools. Gedichte, Berlin Verlag, Berlin 2006
    - Der kurze Traum des Jakob Voss. Roman, Berlin Verlag, Berlin, 2005
    - Loops. Gedichte, Literaturverlag Droschl, Graz, 2001

    Publications in Turkish
    - Sevgili Bayan Krauss (Liebe Frau Krauss) Translated by Sibel Arslan Yeşilay, Selected Contemporary German Plays, Mitos Boyut Publishing, Istanbul, 2016
    - Aşk Benim Dilsizliğim, Translated by Efe Duyan, Yitik Ülke Publishing, Istanbul, 2016