Ulrike Almut Sandig was born in 1979 and lives in Berlin. She studied Religious Studies and Modern Indology as well as studying at the Institute for German Literature in Leipzig, and was co-editor of the literary magazine EDIT. 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 anthologised and received, among other awards, the renowned Leonce-and-Lena Prize. In 2015, Ugly Duckling Presse (Brooklyn, USA) launched a selection of her early poems in Bradley Schmidt’s translation. In 2018, the publishing venture Seagull Books is going to release her book Thick of it, in translation by Karen Leeder.
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