Ann Cotten

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Ann Cotten at the Leipzig Book Fair 2014

Ann Cotten (born 1982, Ames, Iowa) is an American-born German writer.

Life and work[edit]

At the age of five years Ann Cotten was taken to Vienna by her parents, who are both biochemists and worked in Vienna. [1] There she finished university in 2006 with a work about Concrete Poetry. At the same time she first emerged as a poet at poetry slams. In 2007 Cotten, whose work has been published in anthologies and poetry journals, found considerable success as a writer with her first book, Fremdwörterbuchsonnette, which was published at Suhrkamp. Her latest book with Suhrkamp is Florida-Räume[2] Some of her poems have been translated into English and published in journals like burning deck (USA). In 2010 Cotten collaborated with visual artist Kerstin Cmelka in a book called I, Coleoptile.[3] Original English poetry and film stills, the book was published by Broken Dimanche Press.

Cotten grew up in Vienna but her writing includes lots of English allusions. She lives in Vienna and in Berlin.




  1. ^ Ann Cotten biography Archived September 28, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
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  3. ^ Coleoptile Book Page Archived February 7, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Vier Autorinnen aufgenommen,, July 7 2017, retrieved July 7 2017.
  5. ^ Villa Aurora-StipendiatInnen 2018, Villa Aurora, July 14 2017, retrieved July 15 2017.

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