»Ulrike Draesner poeticises the world.«

– Comment from the judging panel of the Joachim-Ringelnatz-Prize 2014 –

Her genuine curiosity about the world and the people around her makes Ulrike Draesner a sharp and quick-witted observer of our times. Her writing – intricately woven, humorous, incisive, and compelling – spans a vast thematic spectrum. As a polyglot constantly border-hopping between cultures, disciplines, and genres, it is only natural that Ulrike Draesner examines the taboos and desires of the twenty-first century by way of language itself.

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Current projects
draesner_happyaging

Happy Ageing
Audio Book

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draesner_nibelungen

Nibelungen. Heimsuchung
Illustrations by  Carl Otto Czeschka

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draesner_london

London
Favourite Places, Insel Publishers

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draesner_libretto

Songs of Love and War
Libretto for the musical „Tre Volti“ (Annette Schlünz, Claudio Monteverdi) Schwetzingen 2017

»Draesner makes use of all linguistic registers to grasp hold of the feeling of homelessness. Convincingly she links the novel of the family with scientific discourse and, from this, develops a new approach to life and historical writing.«

– from the verdict of the jury for the Nicolas Born Prize 2016 –