Maike Wetzel

PROLL! by Adrian Figueroa with a screenplay by Maike Wetzel won the Deutsche Kurzfilmpreis 2021 of the Bundesministerium für Kultur und Medien and qualified as one of the German entries for the Oscar's, 1. Prize in Oberhausen and Deutsche Kamerapreis. ARTE Interview - Rewatch the discussion with Adrian Figueroa & Maike Wetzel hosted by GI Boston and Brandeis University.

Watch the REPLAY of the event about my novel ELLY: hosted by Book Soup and Villa Aurora, Los Angeles, Maike Wetzel in conversation with Lisa Napoli

Maike Wetzel works as a writer, playwright and screenwriter in Berlin. In November 2023 her text for a play by Adrian Figueroa will premiere at the Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin. She studied at the University for Film and TV Munich and in the UK. Her debut novel ELLY won the Robert Gernhardt Prize and the Martha Saalfeld Prize. The English translation by Lyn Marven is published by Scribe Publications in April 2020. The GUARDIAN counts it among "ten of the best new books in translation". The Finnish edition appears at LIKE.

Maike Wetzel's collection of short stories DISTANT BELOVED was also published by Schöffling & Co. Her short stories have been translated into numerous languages and received multiple awards. The English translation of Long days was published by Comma Press, UK.   The Hungarian translation of Hochzeiten "Mámor" is available at AB-ART, Bratislava. review of MÁMOR Selected stories appeared in Korean, Italian, French, Danish, Czech, Russian, Polish and other languages. Review at Belletrista


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