Marion Poschmann is awarded the Bremen Literature Prize 2021 for »Nimbus«


We are pleased to announce that Marion Poschmann has been honoured with the Bremen Literature Prize 2021 for her most recent volume of poetry, Nimbus.

The jury states that: »Nimbus translates the tradition of nature poetry into the age of climate change and species extinction with great stylistic consideration. Her poems unite childhood memories, precise observations of the present times and historic repositories of knowledge in images of nature that impress with their wealth of detail.«

Marion Poschmann, born in Essen in 1969, studied German Studies, Philosophy and Slavic Studies in Bonn and Berlin. Her works of poetry and prose have been honoured many times; Poschmann was awarded the 2011 Peter Huchel Prize and the 2011 Ernst Meister Prize for poetry as well as the Literary Prize of the City of Düsseldorf (2017), the German Prize for Nature Writing (2017) and the Literary Prize of the City of Berlin (2018). Her volume of poetry Borrowed Sceneries was nominated for the Prize of the Leipzig Book Fair 2016. Her novel The Pine Islands was shortlisted for the German Book Prize in 2017 and for the Man Booker International Prize in 2019. Her most recent work, Nimbus, has been awarded the Orphil Poetry Prize 2020, while her extensive poetic œuvre was honoured with the Hölty Prize 2020.

Established in 1954, the Bremen Literature Prize is one of the oldest and most prestigious literary prizes in Germany. Past recipients include Ingeborg Bachmann, Paul Celan, Thomas Bernhard, Wolfgang Hildesheimer, Paul Nizon, Christa Wolf, Peter Weiss, Peter Handke, Elfriede Jelinek, W. G. Sebald and Terézia Mora.

Visit the homepage of the Rudolf Alexander Schröder Foundation to learn more about the Bremen Literature Prize and for a complete list of laureates.

For more information on Nimbus and the works of Marion Poschmann, please visit the author's Foreign Rights Website or contact the respective Rights Manager.

Marion Poschmann