Short biography

Zmicier Vishniou ©  Siarhiej Ždanovič
Zmicier Vishniou © Siarhiej Ždanovič

Zmicier Vishniou


May 2022

Ministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Zmicier Vishniou, born in 1973, is a writer, poet, performance artist, literary critic and program director of the literary magazine Teksty and co-founder of the artists' movement Bum Bam Lit. Since 2007, he has run the independent Minsk publishing house Halijafy together with Michas Bashura. Martina Jakobson's German translation of the novel "Das Brennesselhaus" (luxbooks) was published in 2014. A residency at Berlin's Künstlerhaus Tacheles inspired him to write this debut. In 2018, his novel "If you look closely, Mars is blue" was published, which is still waiting to be translated into German. In 2006, he was a guest author at the Literarisches Colloquium Berlin.