Berlin Fellowship 2017 — Literature

Fiston Mwanza Mujila

1981 
born in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo

2014–2016 
Drama Forum, theatre studies and training, uniT – Verein für Kultur at the Karl-Franzens Universität Graz

2011– 
Doctoral studies on African Literature, Institut für Romanistik, Karl-Franzens Universität, Graz

2005–2007 
Doctoral studies, Institute for “Lettres et Sciences Humaines” (Literature and the Humanities) University of Lubumbashi (UNILU)

2002–2005 
Bachelor's degree, Institute for “Lettres et Sciences Humaines” (Literature and the Humanities), University of Lubumbashi


Fiston Mwanza Mujila lives in Graz, Austria.

// Fellowships, Grants, Awards (selection)

2016  
Etisalat Prize for Literature, Africa
Nomination for the Man Booker International Prize
ORF, best list in August, September and October
SWR, best list in September

2015  
French Voices Award, USA
PEN Translates Award, English PEN, Great Britain

2014   
Literaturförderungspreis 2014 (grant to promote literature) from the city of Graz,   Austria
Grand Prix SGDL du Premier Roman, France
Playwright fellowship from the Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur (BMUKK), Vienna, Austria

2013   
Nomination for the Retzhofer Dramapreis, Graz, Austria

2012   
Marietta Blau-Stipendium (grant) of the Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung (BMWFW), Vienna, Austria

2010   
Award for the best theatre work, Text trifft Regie, at the Staatstheater Mainz, Germany

2009  
Gold Medal for Literature, Festival de la Francophonie, Beirut, Lebanon

2009–2010  
Stadtschreiber von Graz (Austrian literature prize), Graz, Austria

2008   
Fellowship, Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Berlin, Germany

// World Premieres, Performances, Publications (selection)

2013   
World premiere of Mücken sind Kernobst / Requiem für eine Revolution at the Theater am Lend, Graz, Austria

2012   
Performance of Gott ist ein Deutscher, performed by La Strada in Graz, Austria

2011   
World premiere of Eine Fahrt ans Mittelmeer at the Staatstheater Mainz, Germany

// List of Works, Filmography (selection)

2016 
Soleil en panne d’essence, poetry volume, L’Arbre à paroles, Belgium

2015  
Et les moustiques sont des fruits à pépins/Te voir dressé sur tes deux pattes ne fait que mettre de l’huile au feu, Theater, Éditions Lansman, Belgium

2014   
Tram 83, novel, Editions Métailié, France

2013   
Le Fleuve dans le Ventre / Der Fluss im Bauch, poetry volume, Edition Thanhäuser, Austria

2011   
Craquelures, poetry volume, L’Arbre à paroles, Belgium

2010   
Nach dem Sturm, anthology of texts by “authors” at the Graz-Karlau and Garsten prisons, together with the author’s own works, Leykam Verlag

2008   
Poèmes et rêvasseries, poetry volume, Lingua Editiones, Spain

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