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Esther Becker

Esther Becker

area: Literature

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time period

September 2023 - October 2023

Esther Becker is a writer, playwright and screenwriter living in Berlin.
She studied at the Bern University of the Arts and the German Literature Institute in Leipzig, among others.
Her theater texts (published by Felix Bloch Erben) have won several awards and have been performed in Germany and Switzerland.
She has realized numerous performances with the group bigNOTWENDIGKEIT (bigNECESSITY).
Her debut novel Wie die Gorillas (Like Gorillas) was published by Verbrecher Verlag in 2021 and was awarded the August Graf von Platen Förderpreis 2022.

Project info

During her residency at MQ Esther Becker will work on her new prose project, a collection of stories with the working title Notfallkontakte (Emergency Contacts).
The stories in it tell of the most diverse emergencies, of people in situations of greatest vulnerability.
A young, HIV-positive ex-hustler is celebrated as a hip writer - until it turns out that a woman in her mid-forties is the author of the disturbing novels.
A teenage girl has the entire street blocked off for her Sweet Sixteen party performance, which is why an ambulance can't get to the emergency room in time.
A mother lines up outside the electronics store to have her child's game console sealed before he goes to jail.
A woman breaks up. Finally.
Another pees in the snow.

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