Senthuran Varatharajah (* 1984 in Jaffna , Sri Lanka ) is a German writer and philosopher of Sri Lankan origin .
life and work
Varatharajah's family fled the civil war in Sri Lanka to Germany in the 1980s and settled in Upper Bavaria, Bavaria . Varatharajah studied philosophy , theology and cultural studies at the Philipps University in Marburg , the Humboldt University in Berlin and at King's College London . Varatharajah lives in Berlin.
In 2014 Varatharajah took part in the 38th Days of German-Language Literature - without having published anything beforehand - and received the 3Sat Prize. His highly acclaimed and award-winning debut novel Before the Increase in Characters was published by S. Fischer Verlag in spring 2016 . The literary critic Meike Feßmann describes Before the Increase in Characters in the Süddeutsche Zeitung as a novel that consistently works “with the fading of theory and literature” and is “of enormous intellectual consistency and linguistic radicalism”, “which has become rare in the German contemporary literature ". Varatharajah describes himself as "a writer without language".
Essays by Varatharajah include a. appeared in the Süddeutsche Zeitung , in the taz , in the time and in the Merkur .
- Working grant from the German Literature Fund
- Working grant from the Berlin Senate
- Literature scholarships from the Prussian Sea Trade Foundation
- Residence grant from Villa Concordia , Bamberg
- Working grant from the Robert Bosch Foundation
- Lecturer in poetry at the International Research Center Chamisso, Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich
- Rauriser Literature Prize 2017 for Before the Increase in Characters
- Advancement award for the Adelbert von Chamisso Prize 2017 for Before the Increase in Characters
- Residence grant from Villa Aurora , Los Angeles
- Advancement award for the Bremen Literature Award 2017 for Before the Increase in Characters
- Working grant of the German Literature Fund 2016/2017
- Kranichsteiner Literature Prize 2016
- Nomination for the aspekte literature award 2016 for Before the Increase in Characters
- SWR leaderboard place 4, May 2016 for Before the increase in characters
- Working grant from the Berlin Senate for Before the Increase in Signs
- Participation in the authors' workshop Prosa 2014 of the Literary Colloquium Berlin with Before the Increase in Characters
- 3Sat Prize at the 38th Days of German-Language Literature for an extract from Before the Increase in Characters
- Alfred Döblin Scholarship from the Berlin Academy of Arts for Before the Increase in Characters
- Residence grant from the Künstlerdorf Schöppingen Foundation for Before the Increase in Characters
- Doctoral and foreign scholarships from the German National Academic Foundation
- Institute Prize for the best degree in the 2010/2011 academic year at the Institute for Philosophy at the Humboldt University in Berlin , awarded by the Carl and Max Schneider Foundation for the Promotion of Philosophy
- Study grant from the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung's Studienwerk
- Standalone publications
- Before the increase in characters (novel). S. Fischer Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 2016, ISBN 978-3-10-002415-2 .
- Articles in anthologies and literary journals (selection)
- k (we assume images) . In: Matthias Jügler (ed.): How we want to live - texts for solidarity and freedom . Suhrkamp, 2016, ISBN 978-3-518-46710-7 .
- and we will destroy the halved eye on the patient background of the pictures . In: Neue Rundschau , March 2016, ISBN 978-3-10-809105-7 .
- mirrored, on the back of the paper (this one blue and the one red) . In: Allmende - Journal for Literature , June 2015, ISSN 0720-3098 .
- if one vote falls away (what i wrote, i wrote) . In: Language in the Technical Age , March 2015, ISBN 978-3-412-22522-3 .
- ↑ Giacomo Maihofer: Senthuran Varatharajah's debut novel - Every letter has its price. In: tagesspiegel.de . March 21, 2016, accessed July 5, 2020.
- ↑ Remnants / Stripes - The author Senthuran Varatharajah returns to the place where he once lived as an 'asylum seeker'. In: literaturportal-bayern.de. January 8, 2018, accessed May 15, 2019 .
- ↑ Meike Feßmann: German contemporary literature. The alphabet of exile. When the letters break open: Senthuran Varatharajah's astonishingly linguistic and form-conscious debut novel "Before the Increase in Signs". In: Süddeutsche . March 22, 2016. Retrieved May 1, 2016.
- ↑ Senthuran Varatharajah: We were called dragged along, asylum seekers' pigs, monkeys, negroes. In: Süddeutsche . January 9, 2018. Accessed May 23, 2020.
- ↑ Working grants 2020. Accessed on May 23, 2020
- ↑ Working grants 2018. Accessed December 22, 2018
- ^ Villa Concordia scholarship holders. Accessed May 30, 2018
- ^ Villa Concordia scholarship holders. Accessed May 30, 2018.
- ↑ literary port . Accessed January 31, 2018.
- ↑ Before the Increase in Characters - A wrap-up for the novel. Lecturer in poetry from Senthuran Varatharajah . Retrieved January 28, 2018.
- ^ Rauris Literature Prize to Senthuran Varatharajah . Retrieved February 7, 2017.
- ^ Villa Aurora scholarship holders . Retrieved March 20, 2017.
- ↑ The SWR best list in May. Accessed on May 1, 2016.
- ↑ Work and research grants 2015. Accessed May 1, 2016.
- ↑ Author's workshop Prosa 2014. Accessed May 1, 2016.
- ↑ Senthuran Varatharajah “Before the Increase in Signs” - book premiere. In: adk.de . 2016, Retrieved May 27, 2020.
- ^ Alfred Döblin scholarships in Wewelsfleth 2014. Press release. In: adk.de . March 17, 2014, accessed May 27, 2020.
- ↑ a b c d Senthuran Varatharajah, Berlin (D) Retrieved on May 1, 2016.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German writer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1984|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Jaffna , Sri Lanka|