Sasha Salzmann, novelist and playwright, essayist, and curator, was co-founder of the cultural and society magazine freitext and director of STUDIO Я at the Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin. Salzmann’s theater works have been translated into over 20 languages and have received, among other awards, the 2020 Art Prize for Performing Arts of the Academy of the Arts, Berlin. In 2017, Suhrkamp published her debut novel, Außer sich (Beside Myself), which was translated into 16 languages and shortlisted for the German Book Prize. Salzmann moderates the monthly discussion series “Apropos Gegenwart” at Vienna’s Burgtheater, alternating with the Viennese philosopher and publicist Isolde Charim. Salzmann’s new novel, Im Menschen muss alles herrlich sein (In a human being everything must be wonderful) will be published by Suhrkamp in autumn 2021.
Sasha Salzmann was a resident at Tarabya Cultural Academy from September 2012 to February 2013.