Hensel is a trained nurse . From 1983 to 1985 she studied at the " Johannes R. Becher " literature institute in Leipzig and then worked at the theater. Since 1988 she has been teaching at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Art in Berlin . There she has been working as a professor for German language since 2001.
Hensel has been a member of the Saxon Academy of the Arts since 2005 and was deputy senator for literature from 2014 to 2017. In 2012, Hensel was elected to the Berlin Academy of the Arts , where she has been Vice Director of the Literature Section since 2015. There she works as a poetics professor. She is a member of the PEN Center Germany .
Prizes and awards
- Anna Seghers Prize of the German Academy of the Arts in Berlin (East) , 1987
- Leonce and Lena Prize of the City of Darmstadt , 1991
- Promotion Prize of the Brandenburg Literature Prize , 1995
- Villa Massimo scholarship , 1995
- Sponsorship award for the Lessing Prize of the Free State of Saxony , 1997
- Gerrit Engelke Prize of the City of Hanover , 1999
- Ida Dehmel Literature Prize , 2004.
- Walter Bauer Prize of the cities of Leuna and Merseburg , 2014
- In the Spinnhaus, author reading with music by Frank Fröhlich , Goldmund audio books ISBN 978-3-939669-11-1
- 20th Century Poetry: My 24 Saxon Poets , Ed. Gerhard Pötzsch , 2 CDs, Militzke Verlag Leipzig 2009, ISBN 978-3-86189-935-8
- Literature by and about Kerstin Hensel in the catalog of the German National Library
- Kerstin Hensel's website
- Interpretations and list of works in the author's lexicon of the University of Duisburg-Essen / Faculty of Humanities - German Studies
- Deutschlandfunk essay and discourse on April 26, 2020: Extreme feelings. The laughter of the others
- Deputy Director of the AdK Literature Section
- Kerstin Hensel: Satirist in Politics - Wrong roles on the wrong stage. In: Deutschlandfunk Kultur online. June 11, 2019, accessed June 11, 2019 .
- Special page Edition Zeitzeichen published by Unartig Verlag ( Memento of the original from January 15, 2008 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , Lyrikwelt, accessed October 19, 2014
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German writer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||May 29, 1961|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Karl-Marx-Stadt , GDR|