Maria Barnas will be in Bremen from 22 to 27 May where she will perform at international literature festival Poetry On The Road. At the festival she will give two readings from her work in different places in Bremen. Stefan Wieczorek translated a selection from Barnas’ work into German, published as Problemwolf by Virgines.
Before she published her first collection of poetry, Twee zonnen (Two Suns, 2003), Maria Barnas (b. 1973) had already written two novels and established herself as a visual artist. Twee zonnen was awarded the C. Buddingh’ Prize, one of Holland’s most important debut prizes, and followed by her highly appraised second collection Er staat een stad op (A City Rises) in 2007. Jaja de oerknal (Yeah-yeah the Big Bang) was nominated for the VSB Poetry Prize 2014, and her most recent collection Nachtboot (2018) was nominated for the De Grote Poëzieprijs 2019.