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Sasha Marianna Salzmann

Sasha Marianna Salzmann

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© Lutz Knospe

© Lutz Knospe

© Lutz Knospe

© Lutz Knospe

© Lutz Knospe

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November 2023 - December 2023

Sasha Marianna Salzmann is a playwright, novelist, essayist and was co-founder of the culture and society magazine freitext.
Sasha Salzmann's theater works have received numerous awards and have been translated into over 20 languages.
From 2013 to 2019, Sasha Salzmann was in-house author:in at the Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin, where Salzmann directed the Studio Я. In 2017, the debut Außer sich was published by Suhrkamp Verlag. The novel received numerous honors, including international ones, and has been translated into 16 languages.
In 2020, Salzmann was awarded the Art Prize for Performing Arts of the Academy of Arts Berlin and the Ricarda Huch Poetikdozentur for Gender in the Literary World at the University of Braunschweig. In 2021 Salzmann's second novel Im Menschen muss alles herrlich sein was published, which was also nominated for the German Book Prize and honored with the Prize of the Literature Houses and the Hermann Hesse Literature Prize.
In 2023, Salzmann's essay Der große Hunger und das lange Schweigen (The Great Hunger and the Long Silence), about Ukrainian history and the present, was shortlisted for the WORTMELDUNGEN Literature Prize.
Since 2023, Sasha Salzmann has been a member of the Mainz Academy of Sciences and Literature.

Sasha Marianna Salzmann © Dirk Skiba

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Sasha Marianna Salzmann will be researching, conducting interviews, studying maps, trying not to go crazy and hopefully writing on the third novel during the residency at MQ.

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