Maike Wetzel

works as a writer, playwright and screenwriter 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. ELLY was also inaugurated as „Debut of the Year 2019“. The English translation by Lyn Marven will be 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. The story DOPPELLEBEN is the literary source for her libretto for Marc Sinan’s musical theatre „Endless Pleasures – Orpheus & die Päonienfrau“ (premiered in Halle/Saale on 19th October 2019). 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. More reviews at Belletrista Unity Books

Literary online mag TURBINE, NZ: Read the short story DÉJÁ VU online

Maike Wetzel, Photo: Susanne Schleyer
Photo: Susanne Schleyer