Monika Rinck/Germany, 1969
Monika Rinck (1969, Germany) published more than 20 books since 1989 in a number of publishing houses. Her most recent poetry books are Alle Türen (»All the Doors«, kookbooks 2019) and Champagner für die Pferde (»Champagne for the Horses«, S. Fischer Verlag). Monika Rinck is member of the P.E.N. Club, the Academy of Arts Berlin and Vice-President of the German Academy for Language and Literature. In 2015, Monika Rinck was awarded the Kleist Preis and in 2016 the Ernst Jandl Preis. She translates, most notably with Orsolya Kalász from the Hungarian, she cooperates with musicians and composers, and she teaches from time to time at the German Institute for Literature in Leipzig and the Department for Language Arts (University od Applied Arts) in Vienna.