Achim Wagner

Achim Wagner * 1967 in Coburg, lives in Cologne. Writes poetry, plays and prose. Currently working on a play with the working title Der weiße Raum and on the libretto for the opera “Peep!” by the composer Helga Pogatschar. (2006)

Issue 1 - Winter 2006
Issue 9 - Winter 2014

Publications

  • blinder fisch – super 8 roman, edition sisyphos, Cologne 1998
  • die grüne handtasche, short radio play on WDR 3, 1998
  • niemandem dieser tag – Gedichte (poems), parasitenpresse, Cologne 2000
  • Editor of the cultural criticism anthology, Die Verfolgung und Ermordung des (Wilhelm) Richard Wagner, AARACHNE Verlag, Vienna 2000
  • Kubanische Tage – ein Roman aus/in Havanna (novel), AARACHNE Verlag, Vienna 2000
  • anna beats – gesänge, edition roadhouse, Hanover 2004
  • Shesha – ein Südindien-Reisefragment, SuKuLTur, Berlin 2004
  • Wasser Fluchten (prose), parasitenpresse, Cologne 2006

Recent Music Theatre Works

  • 2003 Texts for “Die Kulturtechniker: Rhein.Ruhr.SoundProsa” with Ralf Thenior and Viktor Böll (sponsored by the Stiftung Kunst und Kultur des Landes NRW and the Ministerium für Städtebau und Wohnen, Kultur und Sport des Landes NRW.) Premiered 2003 in the Casamax-Theater, Cologne.
  • 2005 Libretto for the short opera “Manöverkritik” by the composer Helga Pogatschar. Premiered 2005 in the Reaktorhalle, Munich (as part of the 8th Adevantgarde, in cooperation with the Bavarian Theater Academy August Everding and the Munich Academy for Music and Theater; sponsored by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation).

Further Publications (Selection)
on BR, on radio música nacional (Kuba), on tv.nrw, in Das Gedicht, Das Magazin, Die Gazette, Der Berliner Morgenpost, by Verlag Landpresse, konkursbuchverlag, Reclam Verlag Leipzig, Rowohlt und Wunderlich, Naxos.

Awards (Selection)

  • 1998 Radio production in the WDR “Leselust” Competition
  • 2000 Nominated for the Literature Promotion Prize of North Rhine-Westphalia
  • 2002 4th Bonner Blumentopf
  • 2003 Artist in Residence, Starke Foundation, Berlin
  • 2005 Nominated for the Peter-Huchel-Preis
  • 2006 Fellowship from the Kulturreferat der Stadt München for the artists’ residence “Villa Waldberta”