Writers-in-Residence

Every year, Deutsches Haus at NYU invites four authors from Germany, Austria and Switzerland to take part in a ten-week residency program, which aims to expose them to the challenges and advantages of life in the unique metropolis of New York City. Deutsches Haus at NYU regularly organizes readings, performances, and conferences focused on the issues of reading, writing, and translating literature, and will introduce its writers-in-residence to our New York audience.

Since its inception in 1985, the Deutsches Haus writer-in-residence program has been sponsored by the Deutscher Literaturfonds e.V., Darmstadt. The writer-in-residence is selected by a committee consisting of members from the Deutscher Literaturfonds and Deutsches Haus at NYU and announced at the annual award of the Kranichsteiner Literary Prize in Darmstadt. In 2001, the Max Kade Foundation agreed to support the program, followed in 2007 by Pro Helvetia, and in 2014 by the Federal Chancellery of Austria. They agreed to each sponsor one Deutsches Haus writer-in-residence per year.

 

Deutsches Haus Writers-in-Residence

2017        Simon Froehling, Simone Lappert
2016        Iris Hanika, Beate Rothmaier, Leta Semadeni, Maja Haderlap, Ulf Erdmann Ziegler
2015        Jonas Lüscher, Leta Semadeni, Wolf Haas, Kerstin Kempker,  Anna Weidenholzer
2014        Lea Schönfelder, Bernd Cailloux, Lisa Elsässer, Zdenka Becker
2013        Silke Scheuermann, Rolf Lappert, Antje Rávic Strubel, Inka Parei
2012        Catalin Dorian Florescu, Peter Schneider, Igor Hauzenberger, Christopher Kloeble, Marion Poschmann
2011         Simona Ryser, Alfred Goubran, Clemens Meyer, Michael Kleeberg
2010        Carl-Christian Elze, Daniel Zahno, Kurt Drawert, Thomas von Steinaecker
2009        Thomas Pletzinger, Peter Weber, Sherko Fatah, Jörg Albrecht
2008        Alain-Claude Sulzer, Saša Stanišić, Mirko Bonné, Nora Bossong
2007        Matthias Zschokke, Matthias Goeritz, Marcus Jensen, Felicitas Hoppe
2006        Christina Griebel, Ulrich Peltzer, Silke Scheuermann, Daniel Kehlmann
2005        Jakob Ajourni, Dieter M. Graef, Judith Kuckart, Paul Brodowsky
2004        Esther Dischereit, Tilman Rammstedt, Steffen Jacobs, Yoko Tawada
2003        Hans-Ulrich Treichel, Raphael Urweider, Barbara Honigmann
2002        christA frontzeck, Lilian Faschinger, Thomas Brussig, Norbert Hummelt
2001         Ingo Schulze, Albert Ostermaier, Kathrin Röggla, Norbert Gstrein
2000        Tom Pohlmann, Terézia Mora, Artur Becker
1999         Marcel Beyer, Nadja Klinger, Steffen Mensching
1998         Detlef Opitz, Ralf Rothmann
1997         Ulrike Kolb, Angela Krauß
1996         Josef Haslinger, Robert Menasse
1995         Emine Sevgi Özdamar, Günter Herburger
1994         Brigitte Burmeister, Anne Duden
1993         Alois Hotschnig, Hans Joachim Schädlich
1992         Ginka Steinwachs, Durs Grünbein
1991          Gert Loschütz, Gerd Fuchs
1990         Alfred Gulden, Katja Lange-Müller
1989         Michael Scharang, Uwe Timm
1988         Ginka Steinwachs, Michael Zeller
1987         Michael Schneider, Joseph Zoderer
1986         Friedrich Christian Delius, Peter Renz
1985         Gerrit Bekker
1984         Hans Christoph Buch
1983         Rainald Goetz
1982         Jochen Kelter
1981         Gerhard Falkner

Selected Visiting Writers

Peter Bichsel
Wolf Biermann
Ralf Bönt
Zehra Çirak
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Ludwig Fels
Jonathan Franzen
Max Frisch
Günter Grass
Christoph Hein
Kerstin Hensel 
Uwe Johnson
Walter Kempowski
Bodo Kirchhoff
Sarah Kirsch
Rainer Kunze
Monika Maron
Heiner Müller
Herta Müller
Helga Novak
José Oliver 
Aras Ören
Aysel Özakin
Luise Rinser
Bernhard Schlink 
Peter Schneider
Maurice Sendak
Johannes Mario Simmel
Peter Sloterdijk
Susan Sontag
Holger Teschke
Kurt Vonnegut
Martin Walser
Gabriele Wohmann