Matthias Göritz

is a German novelist, poet and translator. Among other languages, Göritz also translates from Slovene (Šteger, Pahor). Initially showcasing his poetry in various periodicals, Göritz published his first book of poetry, Loops, in 2001. The book was followed by two more. His debut novel (Der kurze Traum des Jakob Voss, 2005) won Göritz the Mara-Cassens-Preis. He has spent significant periods of time in Moscow, Paris, Chicago and New York. He has been the writer in residence of Bard College, a Goethe-Institut fellow in Morocco, a guest of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and many others, and has recently received a scholarship awarded by the Tarabya Cultural Academy in Istanbul.