*1969, lives in Berlin
Since 1989 Monika Rinck published more than twenty books in a number of publishing houses. Her most recent poetrybook is Alle Türen (All Doors), kookbooks 2019 and Champagner für Pferde (Champagner for the Horses), S. Fischer Verlag 2019. Monika Rinck is member of the P.E.N.-Club, the Academy of Arts Berlin and Vice-President of the German Academy for Language and Literature. In 2015, Monika Rinck was awarded the Kleist-Preis and in 2016 the Ernst-Jandl-Preis. She translates, most notably with Orsolya Kalász from the Hungarian, she cooperates with musicians and composers, and she teaches from time to time at the German Institute for Literature in Leipzig and the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.