Verena Keßler
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Verena Keßler

Verena Keßler was born in 1988 in Hamburg and now lives in Leipzig, where she studied at the German Literature Institute. In 2018 she took part in the Kölner Schmiede novel workshop and the Jürgen Ponto Foundation writing workshop in 2019. She was a fellow of the 23rd Klagenfurt literature course. The Ghosts of Demmin is her first novel.

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‘The best thing parents can do for their children is not to have them in the first place.’

What if Sina can’t get pregnant? What if Mona had never had children? Would the world ...

The Ghosts of Demmin

The Ghosts of Demmin

About the instability of growing up and the question of how much the past determines our present

Larry lives in a city with an unusual history. At the end of the Second World War the ...

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Leipzig liest. DLL Institutsprosa

Wächterstraße 34,
04107 Leipzig

taz-Studio. Moderation: Barbara Junge

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Die Gespenser von Demmin (2020)
Eva (2023)