Andreas Martin Widmann

Andreas Martin Widmann holds a PhD in German Literature from the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität in Mainz. Before joining the German language and literature team at Bard College Berlin he has taught German at Royal Holloway College London and worked as a copy-writer in an advertising agency. From 2012 to 2016 he was DAAD Lektor in the German Department at University College London (UCL).  

His research interests include Modern and Post-War German Literature, Creative Writing as well as intersections of language teaching and literature. His PhD thesis on “Kontrafaktische Geschichtsdarstellung“ was published as a monograph in 2009. For his first novel “Die Glücksparade” (Rowohlt 2012) he was awarded the Robert-Gernhardt-Preis and the Mara-Cassens-Preis, the largest prize available for a first work of fiction in German. In 2013 he co-edited the first academic book on the German-Jewish writer Hans Keilson. He has published academic articles, essays and fiction in journals and various edited volumes. For the as yet unpublished manuscript of his second novel he has received a fellowship from the Literarisches Colloquium Berlin and, in 2017, an Alfred Döblin Stipendium from the Akademie der Künste.