Sharon Dodua Otoo wins 2016 Ingeborg Bachmann prize

Sharon Dodua Otoo wins 2016 Ingeborg Bachmann prize

Dodua Otoo wins 2016 Ingeborg Bachmann prize I first blogged about Sharon in 2007 and it is thrilling that 9 years later I can share her wonderful news. Sharon Dodua Otoo, born in London, received the 25,000 Euro Ingeborg Bachmann prize for the text “Mr Gröttrup sits down”. She lives and works in Berlin.  The …

Book Launch in Berlin! “the things i am thinking while smiling politely”

Book Launch in Berlin! “the things i am thinking while smiling politely”

the things i am thinking while smiling politely is a painful love story which sensitively explores the decline and break-up of a marriage as well as the unintentional consequences for close family and friends. At times funny, at times sad, but always searingly honest, the observations on life and relationships, on childhood and parenting, on continuity …