Brigitte Oleschinski

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Brigitte Oleschinski was born in 1955 in Cologne and currently lives in Berlin as a freelance journalist. After completing her studies in Political Science at the Free University Berlin, she spent many years working as a contemporary historian on issues concerning political repression in totalitarian systems. Since the mid-eighties, she has published poems and essays and has taken part in international festivals and conferences. She oversaw various internet projects, such as, and has been invited many times as a guest lecturer. From 2003 to 2005, along with Indonesian artists she developed the poetry performances "According to Reading" which was performed in various cities in Germany, Indonesia and Mexico. Brigitte Oleschinski has received numerous awards, including the Erich Fried Prize 2004, the Ernst Meister Prize 2001and the Peter Huchel Prize 1998.