German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)


Short biography of the award winners 2019

Daniela Danz

Portrait Daniela Danz ((c)Nils-Christian Engel)

Daniela Danz was born in 1976 in Eisenach and lives in Kranichfeld. She studied art history and German language and literature in Tübingen, Prague, Berlin, Leipzig and Halle and received her doctorate in hospital church construction in the Weimar Republic. She has been a freelance author and art historian since 2002. In 2010 she founded the international student text workshop "svolvi" and since that time has held a teaching position at the University of Hildesheim. Daniela Danz is a member of the Academy of Sciences and Literature in Mainz and has headed the Schillerhaus in Rudolstadt since 2013. In 2018, she received the Berlin Art Prize of the Academy of the Arts and a Grenzgänger Research Fellowship from the Robert Bosch Foundation.


Selected Publications

  • Arachne. Literarische Gesellschaft Thüringen e.V., Weimar 2002

  • Serimunt. Gedichte. Wartburg Verlag, Weimar 2004
  • Türmer. Roman. Neuaufl. Wallstein Verlag, Göttingen 2009
  • Pontus. Gedichte. Wallstein Verlag, Göttingen 2009
  • V. Gedichte. Wallstein Verlag, Göttingen 2014
  • Lange Fluchten. Roman. Wallstein Verlag, Göttingen 2016

Martina Maria Kieninger

Maria Martina Kieninger ((c)James Gregory-Atkinson)

Martina Kieninger was born in 1966. She studied chemistry in her hometown of Stuttgart and received her doctorate in Heidelberg. She lives in Uruguay since 1996, where she works as a lecturer in chemoinformatics at the University of Montevideo. With her literary works she was invited to various residencies, including the Villa Aurora. The relationship between nature and natural sciences is also the subject of her writing, for example in "aldehyd alkahest" or in "Parents' Confusion Book". Excerpts from both projects can be found in literary journals and anthologies.


Selected Publications

  • Desoxyriboli, Warmbronn 2002

  • Die Leidensblume von Nattersheim, München 2002
  • Sängerin an der Lampe, Leonberg/Württ. 2006

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