Short biography

© Nellja Veremej
© Nellja Veremej

Nellja Veremej


March, April, May 2022

Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur des Landes Brandenburg

Nellja Veremej, born in 1963 in Maikop, USSR, came to Berlin in 1992. After working as a language teacher, geriatric nurse, journalist for "Freitag" and several years in Novi Sad (Serbia), she has been a freelance author since 2010. She made her debut in 2013 with the novel "Berlin liegt im Osten," which was on the longlist for the German Book Prize. In 2016, her second novel "Nach dem Sturm" was published. She was awarded the Chamisso Förderpreis and the Friedrich-Hölderlin-Förderpreis, among others, and was Stadtschreiberin in Magdeburg in 2018. In 2021, her book about Berlin's Alexanderplatz was published in the series "Berlin Places" by bebra-Verlag.