Antje Rávik Strubel

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Antje Rávic Strubel during an interview at the Erlanger Poetenfest 2011

Antje Rávik Strubel (also: Antje Rávic Strubel), bourgeois Antje Strubel (born April 12, 1974 in Potsdam ) is a German writer .


After graduating from high school, Antje Strubel initially trained as a bookseller and then studied literature, psychology and American studies in Potsdam and New York. In New York she also worked as a lighting technician at an off-theater.

She became known in 2001 when she received the Ernst Willner Prize at the Klagenfurt Literature Days . During this time she decided on an author's name by adding the invented name "Rávic" to her name, which she later changed to "Rávik". In 2003 she was awarded the Roswitha Prize and the German Critics' Prize.

Your novel Tupolev 134 received rave reviews. There she describes the conflicts over the hijacking of a Polish passenger plane by GDR citizens in 1978 . In 2005 she prevailed with Tupolew 134 in the redesigned Marburg Literature Prize and won the Bremen Literature Prize .

The novel " Kaltereichten der Luft" , published in 2007, is about a stay of people in their 30s in Sweden, where they are confronted with unlived life and the pitfalls of happiness. This literary-psychological novel is also highly praised by literary critics. The precision of the language, the expressiveness in the description of the light shaped by the landscape, the love and the leaps in life and recognition are particularly emphasized. In 2007 she received the Hermann Hesse Prize and the Rheingau Literature Prize for this novel .

Antje Rávik Strubel lives and works in Potsdam . From February to July 2016 she was the town clerk in Rheinsberg .


Individual publications


Radio plays

  • Colder layers of the air , Deutschlandfunk, 2006
  • Tupolev 134 , Southwest Broadcasting, 2007
  • Klappersteine , Deutschlandfunk, 2009
  • The house of Fernanda Mendoza , by Zaia Alexander & Antje Rávic Strubel, Südwestrundfunk, 2011


  • Time zones. Literature in Germany 2004 . Edition Selene, Vienna 2004, ISBN 3-85266-233-8 .

Awards (selection)

Secondary literature

  • Andreas Erb (Ed.): Antje Rávic Strubel. Loophole: literature . Bielefeld: Aisthesis 2016, ISBN 978-3-8498-1153-2 .

Web links

Commons : Antje Rávic Strubel  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Hubert Spiegel: Antja Rávic Strubel: Tupolew 134: Those who do not love betray themselves . ISSN  0174-4909 ( [accessed June 23, 2019]).
  2. Elmar Krekeler: Strubel's young ghost society . , March 16, 2007
  4. Jens Blankennagel: The Seductress. With distance, wit and the joy of telling stories, Antje Strubel has written a very special travel guide about the state of Brandenburg . In: Berliner Zeitung , April 16, 2012, p. 20; Review.