Mareen Bruns


Mother tongue


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Finland Swedish

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Other language skills

English, Swedish


Academic degree

M.A., Göteborgs Universitet, 2017 (German Contemporary Literature)

Additional subject-specific studies

Political Science, 60 ECTS
Theoretical Philosophy, 30 ECTS

Poetry Class, Bayerische Akademie des Schreibens, 2015
Novel Class, Bayerische Akademie des Schreibens, 2017/2018

Writers Residencies in Ventspils, Villa Sarkia and Strömstad
Writers Grands by the city of Bremen and the VG Wort and others
Wiener Werkstattpreis for Poetry in 2017

sholarship for Berliner Übersetzerwerkstatt at the LCB in 2018


Interests and specialisation

Fiction, Prose, Poetry, Literature for children and young people

List of translations

kurzer, komplettierender Text [...]. Carl Hanser Verlag (edited by Jan Wagner and Federico Italiano), 2019. Original title: kort, kompletterande text [...] by Malte Persson. Genre: Poetry. published in "Grand Tour: Reisen durch die junge Lyrik Europas"

Der Anzug. Carl Hanser Verlag, 2019. Original title: The Suit by Kenn Nesbitt. Genre: Literature for children and young people. published in "Jetzt noch ein Gedicht, und dann aus das Licht!"

Das geheime Leben der Pupse. Helvetiq, 2022. Original title: Fisens Liv by Malin Klingenberg with illustrations by Sanna Mander. Genre: Children’s picture books.

Porträt einer Zeit - Anna Achmatowas lyrisches Werk. Baltic Sea Library, 2021. Original title: Porträtt av en tid — Anna Achmatowas dikt by Barbara Lönnqvist. Genre: Non-fiction.

I will be pleased to write reader’s reports.

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Uppdaterad: 20.4.2022