Current Fellows

© Sebastian Marincolo
© Sebastian Marincolo

Jan Snela


June, July, August 2020

Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur des Landes Brandenburg

Jan Snela studied Comparative Literature, Slavic Studies and Rhetoric in Munich and Tübingen. In 2010 he won the 18th Open Mike of the Literaturwerkstatt Berlin, in 2016 he published his prose debut Milchgesicht. Ein Bestiarium der Liebe at Klett-Cotta Publishing House, which was awarded the Clemens Brentano Prize of the city of Heidelberg in 2017. In addition to stories, poems and essays in magazines and anthologies, he is the author of radio essays for the Nachtstudio of Bayerischer Rundfunk. For the Stuttgart Academy for Spoken Word he conceived the reading series soundso, which centers on the sound aspect of literature.

The fellowship allows him to pursue writing on his second book Mäusenovelle.