Villa Aurora Grant Recipients | 2017

Oct, Nov, Dec

Senthuran Varatharajah | Writer

Senthuran Varatharajah | Photo: Elif Kücük
Senthuran Varatharajah | Photo: Elif Kücük
born in Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Senthuran Varatharajah fled with his family to Germany at the age of four months. He studied philosophy, theology and cultural studies in Marburg, Berlin and London. In 2016 he published his debut novel "Vor der Zunahme der Zeichen" (S. Fischer). Among others it was awarded with the 3Sat Prize at the "38th Days of German-Language Literature", the Alfred Doblin Fellowship of the Berlin Academy of Arts, the Berlin Senate Fellowship, the Kranichsteiner Literaturförderpreis, the Bremer Literaturförderpreis, the Chamisso Award and the Rauriser Literaturpreis.