Ingo Schulze

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Ingo Schulze (*1962 in Dresden) is a writer. After graduating from high school and doing his basic military service, he studied classical philology and German studies in Jena. After that, he first worked as an acting dramaturge and newspaper editor. In 1995, his first book 33 Moments of Happiness was published. Several novels, short stories and essay collections followed, including Neues Leben (2005) and the Dresden speech Unsere schöne neue Kleider - Gegen die marktkonforme Demokratie - für demokratiekonforme Märkte (2012). Ingo Schulze has been awarded numerous prizes, including the Leipzig Book Fair Prize for Handy, 2007 and a scholarship from Villa Massimo (2007). He has been a member of the Berlin Academy of Arts since 2006 and a member of the German Academy for Language and Poetry in Darmstadt since 2007.

His most recent publication is the novel Die rechtschaffende Mörder (2020), set in Dresden, for which he is nominated for the Leipzig Book Fair Prize.