01.02.2022 #kulturlxnews #literature #residency

Literarisches Colloquium Berlin to host Nora Wagener in residence in 2022

Taking up the initiative launched in 2017, Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg is delighted to offer author Nora Wagener the opportunity to stay at the Literarisches Colloquium Berlin (LCB).

As a reflection forum, an experimentation workshop and a talent incubator, this internationally renowned literary institution hosts readings, seminars and literary meetings, among other things.

The committee, made up of Claude Conter, (Bibliothèque nationale du Luxembourg), Frank Hansen, (Lëtzebuerger Bicherfrënn), Ludivine Jehin, (Centre national de littérature), Rafael David Kohn, (award winner 2021) and Christiane Krier (Lëtzebuerger Bicherfrënn), examined the 4 applications received and made recommendations to the LCB, which then took the final decision. The team of the Literarisches Colloquium Berlin was very pleased with the quality of the applications and decided in favour of Nora Wagener.

About Nora Wagener
Nora Wagener (Luxembourg, 1989) studied creative writing and cultural journalism at the University of Hildesheim. Winner of the Prix Servais in 2017 for her short story collection Larven (Hydre Editions, 2016), she recently published Alle meine Freunde (Éditions Guy Binsfeld, 2020) and Was habe ich verpasst (Éditions Guy Binsfeld, 2021).

The residency at the LCB can be offered thanks to an endowment from the Lëtzebuerger Bicherfrënn – Les Amis du Livre a.s.b.l., which demonstrates their support to the book industry. Thus, part of the proceeds from the sale of second-hand books by the volunteers of the Lëtzebuerger Bicherfrënn will benefit the Luxembourg literary production.

The author receiving the grant shall be required to write a “Bourglënster Ried” which will be published as a booklet, in a limited edition supported and co-edited by the Centre national de littérature.

Details of the call for applications HERE