Biography Ulrike Schäfer

Ulrike Schäfer was born in Munich in 1965 and lives in Würzburg. She studied German, philosophy, and computer science, and taught linguistics and German as a foreign language. Since 1994 she worked as a software consultant. 2007 her first short story was published in a literary journal.

Ulrike Schäfer. Foto: Thomas Stadler

Today she writes prose, stage plays, and poems. She received several awards, including the Würth literature price, the Leonhard Frank price for drama and a scholarship of the federal state of Bavaria. Her stage adaption of the novel „Die Jünger Jesu“ of Leonhard Frank had its première 2015 in Würzburg, 2016 her stage play „Ein Widder mit Flügeln“, and 2023 „Hannah & Elisabeth“ (co-autor Boris Wagner). 2015 her short story collection „Nachts, weit von hier“ was published by Klöpfer & Meyer.

She performs in readings alone as well as with the author group liTrio and the reading stage Großraumdichten & Kleinstadtgeschichten, with the award-winning Jazz guitarist Christian Bekmulin, the singer-songwriter Karo, and other musicians.

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