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Katja Brunner in Nepal and India

PAULA ROT, Katja Brunner sounds & text duo with Magda Drozd 

Katja Brunner
Photo credit: Rachel Israela

Katja Brunner, born in Zurich in 1991, studied literary writing at the Hochschule der Künste in Biel and dramatic writing at the Universität der Künste Berlin. In 2012 she took part in the Vienna Burgtheater’s Werkstatttagen and was subsequently invited to participate in the Heidelberg Stückemarkt. In 2013 she won the Mülheim Dramatists’ Prize with “von den beinen zu kurz” and was voted Best Young Author by Theater heute magazine’s critics’ survey. In the season 2014/15, she was the resident author at the Lucerne Theatre, where she wrote “geister sind auch nur menschen”, performed in 2017 at Schauspiel Leipzig, directed by Claudia Bauer. In 2016 she was awarded a sabbatical year by the city of Zurich for her draft of a novel. Her latest play “Die Hand ist ein einsamer Jäger” is due to be premiered at the Munich Kammerspiele in May 2018. Her texts have been translated into various languages and her plays performed on four continents.

During her visits to Nepal and India, Katja wishes to travel and engage in conversations about “the necessity and capacity literature(s) might have, what impacts spoken or written words have on our lives; what utopias we can search for in our literature(s), how we can heal, irritate and unite through it maybe.”

Katja will give a workshop on poetry in Nepal from 15-17 September 2023 and will also perform her work at Patan House on 19 September 2023.

In New Delhi, India, Katja will take part in the Long Night of LiteratureS on 22 September 2023 at Instituto Cervantes in New Delhi.

Further event details to be announced soon.