Ulrike Almut Sandig

Ulrike Almut Sandig was born in Großenhain, Saxony in 1979. In 2001, together with the songwriter Marlen Pelny, she founded the literature projects “augenpost” (eyemail) and “ohrenpost” (earmail) in which they pasted poems onto construction fences, spread them using flyers and free post cards and gave their first performances. In 2005 Sandig completed her Magister in Religious Studies and Modern Indology. From 2007 to 2009 she was the co-editor of the literary magazine EDIT and in 2010 she received her diploma from the German Creative Writing Program Leipzig. Since then she has lived in Leipzig and Berlin. She has been granted a literary residency in Sydney and in Helsinki. Her works have been awarded several Literary Prizes, in May 2012 she has been granted the Droste Junior Award. Several of her texts have been translated into English, French, Polish, Turkish, Serbian, Bulgarian, Rumanian, Spanish, Arabic, Ukrainian and Hindi.
Previous Publications:

  • Zunder (Fuel, Poems 2005)
  • Der Tag, an dem Alma Kamillen kaufte (the day when alma bought camomiles, Audio-Book, 2006)
  • Streumen (Streumen, poems, 2007)
  • Hush little Baby (Radio Play, 2008)
  • Flamingos (Flamingos, Stories, 2010)
  • Unter Wasser (Under Water, Radio Play, 2010)
  • Dickicht (Thicket, Poems, 2011)
  • Märzwald (Marchwoods, Audio Book 2011).

   Title of the reading: Märzwald (Marchwoods)

Read more about Ulrike (in German).