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Graz writer Clemens J. Setz receives the Heinrich von Kleist Prize

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Graz writer Clemens J. Setz receives the Heinrich von Kleist Prize

The Graz writer and translator Clemens J. Setz (37) receives this year with 20. 000 Euro endowed Heinrich von Kleist Prize. According to the Heinrich von Kleist Society on Monday, he is “a literary extremist in the best sense, a storyteller and dramatist who always amazes his readers with anarchic imagination and malevolent cheerfulness”. His curious look at the world is shifting the standards of normality. The award ceremony should take place on 22. November at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin. Setz received the fiction prize of the Leipzig Book Fair for his narrative volume “The love for the time of the Mahlstadt child” 2011. Other well-known works are the novels “Indigo” (2012) and “The hour between woman and guitar” (2015). Writer Clemens J. Setz in June 2019 on the occasion of the opening of the 43. Days of German-language literature in Klagenfurt. – © APAweb / Gert Eggenberger The Heinrich von Kleist Prize goes to writers who, like the namesake, can be seen as pioneers for the future. Previous winners include Herta Müller, Sibylle Lewitscharoff, Navid Kermani and Daniel Kehlmann. Most recently, the Swiss Ilma Rakusa (2019) and the Austrian writer Christoph Ransmayr (2018) received the award. (apa / dpa)
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