23. ilb 06. – 16.09.2023

Silvia Bovenschen

Silvia Bovenschen, born in 1946, is a literary scholar and essayist who lives in Berlin. In 2000, she was awarded the Roswitha Prize of the town of Bad Gandersheim and the Johann-Heinrich-Merck Prize by the German Academy for Language and Poetry. In 2007 he received the Ernst-Robert-Curtius Prize for Essay-Writing. His most recently published works were »Wie geht es Georg Laub« (2011: tr. How is George Laub), »Wer Weiß Was« (2009: tr. Who Knows Something), »Verschwunden« (2007: tr. Disappeared), »Älter werden« (2006: tr. Getting Older), »Schlimmer machen, schlimmer lachen« (1990: tr. Make it Worse, Laugh More) and »Über-Empfindlichkeit. Spielformen der Idiosynkrasie« (2000: tr. Oversensitivity. Variations of Idiosyncrasy).

Literature prizes and awards

Roswitha Prize of the town of Bad Gandersheim (2000)
Johann-Heinrich-Merck Prize by the German Academy for Language and Poetry (2000)
Ernst-Robert-Curtius Prize for Essay-Writing for her complete written works (2007)