Awards (selected)

  • Writer in Residence of the Goethe-Institut Wellington/German Foreign Office, New Zealand (2014) Interview
  • Stadtschreiberstipendium (writer in residence) at the European Cultural Capital Pécs, Hungary (2010)
  • writer in residence of the the German Academic Exchange Program (DAAD) in Liverpool & Lancaster, UK (2009)
  • Alfred-Döblin-Stipendium by the Academy of the Arts, Berlin (2008)
  • Bordeaux-Stipendium des Hessischen Literaturrats (2008)
  • Stipendium der Stiftung Preußische Seehandlung (2007)
  • Residency at Hald Hovedgaard, Viborg/Denmark; appointed by the Baltic Ring (2007)
  • Gerhard-Beier-Award (2006)
  • Bavarian State Prize for Literary Newcomers (2000)
  • Script Award from the Bavarian Theatre Academy (2000)
  • 1st prize in the Allegra short story competition (2000)
  • Residency at the Villa Aurora in Los Angeles (2005) and at the Villa Serpentara in Olevano Romano, Italy (2006)