Villa Aurora Grant Recipients | 2022

Apr, May, Jun

Bettina Wilpert | Writer

Bettina Wilpert | Image: Sabrina Richmann
Bettina Wilpert | Image: Sabrina Richmann

Bettina Wilpert was born in 1989 and grew up near Altötting, Bavaria. She studied Cultural Studies and English Studies in Potsdam and Berlin as well as Creative Writing at Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig. Her debut novel “nichts, was uns passiert” was published by Verbrecher Verlag in 2018. The novel won several literature prizes and was adapted as play by Thalia Theater Hamburg. Bettina Wilpert lives and works as writer in Leipzig, Germany.

 

Publications (Selection)

2020 ⅼ Deutschkurs, in: Doppelte Lebensführung. Neue Prosa. Eine Anthologie aus Sachsen, Hrsg. Katrin Jira, Jörg Schieke, Poetenladen Leipzig, short story

2019 ⅼ Eine Liste, in: Freie Stücke. Geschichten über Selbstbestimmung, Hrsg. Sonja Eismann, Anna Mayrhauser, Edition Nautilus Hamburg, short story

2019 ⅼ Weil sie einverstanden sind, in: Triggerwarnung. Identitätspolitik zwischen Abwehr, Abschottung und Allianzen, Hrsg. Eva Berendsen, Saba-Nur Chema und Meron Mendel, Verbrecher Verlag Berlin, short story

2018 ⅼ nichts, was uns passiert, Verbrecher Verlag Berlin, novel

2017 ⅼ Brigade Olga Benario, in: Metamorphosen #18, short story

2015 ⅼ Alex, Selfie, in: Open Mike. Die 22 Finaltexte, Allitera Verlag München, short story

 

Awards (Selection)

2020 ⅼ Residency Fellowship for young German Writers at Literarisches Colloquium Berlin

2019 ⅼ Kranichsteiner Youth Literature-Fellowship

2019 ⅼ Nomination for the Clemens-Brentano-Award

2019 ⅼ Lessing-Award of the State of Saxony

2018 ⅼ ZDF-Aspekte-Award for the best German debut novel

2018 ⅼ Melusine-Huss-Award of the Hotlist

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