Raphael Urweider
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Raphael Urweider

Raphael Urweider, born in 1974 in Bern, has published the volumes of poetry Lichter in Menlo Park (2000), Das Gegenteil von Fleisch (2003) and Alle deine Namen (2008). He has received numerous awards for his poetry, including the Leonce and Lena Prize in 1999, the Sponsorship Award of the Bremen Literature Prize in 2001, the 3Sat Prize at the German-language literature festival in Klagenfurt in 2002, the Clemens Brentano Prize in 2004 and the Schiller Prize in 2008. Urweider is also a playwright, was the co-director of Schlachthaus Theater Bern and performs as a musician. He translates from Swiss German, English and French.

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