Odile Kennel

- Germany -

Odile Kennel was born in the southwest of Germany and grew up in a french-german bilingual family. She currently lives in Berlin as a writer and translator of contemporary poetry and children’s books from French, Portuguese, Spanish and English. She was awarded many scholarships and nominated for the Alfred-Döblin-Preis in 2015. She published the poetry collections Hors Texte (Verlagshaus Berlin 2019) and wie heißt diese interplanetare Luft (dtv 2013), and two novels, Was Ida sagt (dtv 2011) and Mit Blick auf See (dtv 2017). Amongst others, she translated the Brazilian poets Ricardo Domeneck, Érica Zíngano and Angélica Freitas, the French poet Jacques Darras and the US-american poet Robin Coste Lewis Die Reise der Schwarzen Venus (Steidl 2017).