Ulrike Almut Sandig

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Ulrike Almut Sandig

Ulrike Almut Sandig was born in 1979 and lives in Berlin. She is the author of stories, poems, radio pieces and language performances, where she collaborates closely with musicians and composers. Ulrike Almut Sandig has been invited to many international literary festivals, exchanges and residencies. Her poems have been widely anthologized and received, among other awards, the renowned Leonce-and-Lena Prize.

A selection of her poems titled MISSING WITNESS was published in English by Ugly Duckling Press, and a full translation of her volume THICK OF IT (Dickicht) will be released by Seagull Books in 2018.


Scholarship by the Senate of Berlin
Award for Emerging Talent of the City of Meersburg
Märkisch Stipend for Literature
Leonce and Lena Prize
Meran Lyric Prize
Silberschwein Award of the LIT.Cologne
Hors Bingen Literature Prize

Hotlist Prize (Best Books from Independent Publishers)


Titles by Ulrike Almut Sandig

Ulrike Almut Sandig, i am a field full of rapeseed hide the roe and shine like thirteen oil paintings laid on top of each otherUlrike Almut Sandig, FlamingosUlrike Almut Sandig, Thick of It (Dickicht)Ulrike Almut Sandig & Marlen Pelny, Märzwald (CD)Ulrike Almut Sandig, Against DisappearanceUlrike Almut Sandig & Grigory Semenchuk, Landschaft (CD)