Dröscher, Daniela (Germany)

Daniela Dröscher was born in Munich in 1977. She lives in Berlin, and writes prose, essays and plays. Since 2008, she has been studying scenic writing at the UniT in Graz and received a scholarship from the writers’ workshop Prosa 2008 of the literarisches colloquium berlin.

Her first novel Die Lichter des George Psalmanazar (The Lights of George Psalmanazar) was published by Berlin Verlag in August 2009, and was followed by her short story collection Gloria in autumn 2010. Works for the theatre followed, including Als wäre ich Papier (As If I Were Paper), a play for young people, and a new version of Madame Bovary, which she co-authored with Christian Weise.

Winner of the "Wortschatz Rhineland-Palatinate” writers’ competition, and third prize in the Dutch-German children’s and youth theatre festival Kaas & Kappes.