Angelika Overath

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Angelika Overath

Angelika Overath (born July 17, 1957 in Karlsruhe) is a German author and journalist.[1]

Overath studied German literature, History, Italian Studies, and Cultural Studies at the University of Tübingen and wrote a PhD-thesis in 1986 about the colour blue in modern literature.

She regularly works as Writer in Residence for the German Section in the School of Modern Languages, Newcastle University,[2] and at Queen Mary's College, London. She also teaches creative writing for the Swiss Hyperwerk.

Prizes[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Das andere Blau, Zur Poetik einer Farbe im modernen Gedicht. (1987) Stuttgart: Metzler.
  • Händler der verlorenen Farben. (1998) Lengwil: Libelle.
  • Vom Sekundenglück brennender Papierchen. (2000) Lengwil: Libelle.
  • Schlimme Ehen. Ein Hochzeitsbuch, aus vielen Quellen zusammengetragen. together with Manfred Koch. (2000) Frankfurt: Eichborn.
  • Spatzenweisheit. together with Horst Munzig. (2001) Freiburg: Herder.
    • Mussenpraat. Dutch translation by Annette van Schoonhoven. (2003) Amsterdam: Palet Gifts. ISBN 978-90-427-0026-0.
  • Schlaflos: das Buch der hellen Nächte. together with Manfred Koch. (2002) Lengwil: Libelle.
  • Die Kunst des Einfachen. together with Manfred Koch. (2000) Freiburg: Herder.
  • Toleranz. together with Navid Kermani and Robert Schindel. (2003) Göttingen: Wallstein.
  • Das halbe Brot der Vögel. (2004) Göttingen: Wallstein.
  • Generationen-Bilder. (2005) Lengwil: Libelle.
  • Nahe Tage. novel (2005) Göttingen: Wallstein. / (2008) Munich: dtv.
  • Genies und ihre Geheimnisse. 100 biographische Rätsel. together with Manfred Koch and Silvia Overath (2007) Berlin: List.
  • Hunde mitzubringen ist erlaubt: Ein literarischer Salon. together with Manfred Koch. (2008) Berlin: List.
  • Genies und ihre Geheimnisse, Band 2. 100 neue biographische Rätsel. together with Manfred Koch and Silvia Overath. (2009) Berlin: List.
  • Flughafenfische. novel. (2009) Munich: Luchterhand.
    • Short interview with the author about the genesis of the book and the difficulties translating her.
  • Alle Farben des Schnees. Senter Tagebuch. (2010) Munich: Luchterhand.
  • Sie dreht sich um. Munich: Luchterhand 2014, ISBN 978-3-630-87349-7 [Excerpt http://www.randomhouse.de/leseprobe/Sie-dreht-sich-um-Roman/leseprobe_9783630873497.pdf]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Queen Mary University of London – Writer in Residence 2007/2008: Angelika Overath. pdf-file, 1.3 MB, retrieved on November 20, 2010
  2. ^ German Writer in Residence Dr. Angelika Overath at Newcastle University. pdf-file, 0.2 MB, retrieved on November 20, 2010.
  3. ^ Bachmann Prize 2006 at Festival of German-Language Literature. Retrieved on November 19, 2010.
  4. ^ Angelika Overath at Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations, retrieved on November 19, 2010.
  5. ^ German Book Prize 2009 at Frankfurt Book Fair Newsletter, Issue September 2009, retrieved on November 19, 2010.

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