Manja Präkels
c. Nane Diehl

Manja Präkels

Manja Präkels, born in Zehdenick, East Germany in 1974, is the singer of the highly-acclaimed band Der singende Tresen (The Singing Bar).

She was co-editor of the narrative anthology Kaltland – a Collection, a classic of post-reunification literature.

Manja Präkels was awarded the Kranichstein Youth Literature Scholarship and the German Children’s Literature Award for her debut novel When I Ate Schnapps Cherries with Hitler. She also received the Anna Seghers Prize for this novel.

Winter 2020 (Issue 15), Torches