Aris Fioretos

Writer, Stockholm
Fellowship: 01.10.2018-31.01.2019

Vita

Aris Fioretos was born in Gothenburg in 1960. He studied at Stockholm University and Yale University. Doctorate 1991, Habiliation 2001, professorship since 2010. Since 1991 he has published essays and novels as well as translations by Friedrich Hölderlin, Vladimir Nabokov, Walter Serner and Jan Wagner, among others. He has received several prizes and awards for his work, most recently the Swedish Broadcasting Novel Prize (2016), the Jeanette Shock Prize of the City of Bremerhaven (2017) and the Essay Prize of the Swedish Academy (2018). His novels have been translated into over a dozen languages. The German edition of his last novel, Mary, published in 2016, has been much discussed.
In 1997/1998 Fioretos was a guest of the DAAD's Berlin Artists-in-Residence Programme, in 2001 he was a fellow of the American Academy in Berlin and subsequently a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. 2004-2008 he was Counsellor for Cultural Affairs at the Swedish Embassy in Berlin. Since 2011 he has been a member and Vice President of the German Academy for Language and Poetry in Darmstadt. He lives and works in Stockholm.

Publications (Selection)

Auswahl der Werke in deutscher Sprache

  • Die Seelensucherin. Roman. Aus dem Schwedischen von Paul Berf. Köln, Dumont, 2000.
  • Die Wahrheit über Sascha Knisch. Roman. Aus dem Schwedischen von Paul Berf. Köln, Dumont, 2003.
  • Mein schwarzer Schädel. Essay. Aus dem Schwedischen von Paul Berf. Berlin, DAAD Künstlerprogramm, 2003.
  • Das Maß eines Fußes. Essays, Aphorismen, Gedichte. Aus dem Schwedischen von Paul Berf. München, Hanser, 2009.
  • Flucht und Verwandlung. Nelly Sachs, Schriftstellerin, Berlin/Stockholm. Bildbiographie. Aus dem Schwedischen von Paul Berf. Berlin, Suhrkamp, 2010.
  • Der letzte Grieche. Roman. Aus dem Schwedischen von Paul Berf. München, Hanser, 2011.
  • Verabredungen. Gespräche und Gegensätze über Jahrzehnte. Mit Durs Grünbein. Berlin, Suhrkamp, 2012.
  • Die halbe Sonne. Prosa. Aus dem Schwedischen von Paul Berf. München, Hanser, 2013.
  • Mary. Roman. Aus dem Schwedischen von Paul Berf. München, Hanser, 2016.
  • Wasser, Gänsehaut. Essay. Aus dem Schwedischen von Paul Berf. München, Hanser, 2017.
  • Nelly B’s Herz. Roman. Aus dem Schwedischen von Paul Berf. München, Hanser, Herbst 2019.