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Milena Oda

Milena Oda was born in 1975 in Stara Paka in the Czech Republic and studied German and history at the Palacky University in Olomouc (CZ). In 1996 she received a scholarship abroad at the University of Bayreuth. In 1999 she moved to Salzburg and in addition to her regular seminars at the University also studied drama at the Mozarteum. She completed her M.A. dissertation in 2001 in Olomouc (CZ) and Klagenfurt (Austria), where she worked at the municipal theatre. After moving to Düsseldorf, Germany, she continued working in the theatre as an artistic director and began writing prose, as well as poetry, drama and journalism (Radio WDR, Der Freitag, Prager Zeitung, Literární noviny etc.). She has received numerous scholarships and awards and has participated in prestigious competitions such as the Open Mike (2002) and the Ingeborg Bachmann Competition (2007). Nennen Sie mich Diener (Call Me Servant) is her first novel, appearing in Germany in 2011. She lives and works in Berlin. (2010)

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Winter 2010 (Issue 05), Call Me Servant