Annette Pehnt

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Annette Pehnt
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Annette Pehnt at the 12 Moscow International Fair of Intellectual Books, Non-Fiction 2010
Born (1967-07-25) July 25, 1967 (age 50)
Cologne, Germany
Occupation Writer, literary critic
Nationality German
Notable awards Förderpreis; Mara-Cassens; prize of Northrhine-Westphalia

Annette Pehnt (born 25 July 1967 in Köln) is a German writer and literary critic. She lives in Freiburg in Baden-Württemberg.

After graduating from school in 1986 Pehnt performed voluntary social work in Belfast (Northern Ireland). After a year living in Scotland, she studied English, Celtic studies and German language and literature at the universities in Köln, Galway (Ireland), Berkeley (California) and Freiburg (Breisgau). After her master's degree and the first national examination in 1994, graduation followed in 1997 at the University of Freiburg with a work on Irish literature.

Since 1992 Annette Pehnt, married and mother of three children, has lived as a literature critic and self-employed author in Freiburg and teaches at the university there. For her literary work, she was awarded the Förderpreis in 2001, the artist's prize of Northrhine-Westphalia and the Mara-Cassens-prize (2002).


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