Jan Wagner was born 1971 in Hamburg and has been living in Berlin since 1995. He has published the poetry collections Probebohrung im Himmel (“A Trial Drill in the Sky,” Berlin Verlag, Berlin 2001), Guerickes Sperling (“Guericke’s Sparrow,” Berlin Verlag, Berlin 2004), Achtzehn Pasteten (“Eighteen Pies,” Berlin Verlag, Berlin 2007), Australien (“Australia,” Berlin Verlag, Berlin 2010), Die Eulenhasser in den
Hallenhäusern. Drei Verborgene (“The Owl-Haters in the Hallhouses. Three Concealed
Poets,” Hanser Berlin Verlag, Berlin 2012) and Regentonnenvariationen (“Rain Barrel Variations,” Hanser Berlin Verlag, Berlin 2014). For his poetry he has received residencies (the German Academy in Rome/Villa Massimo, among others) and other literary awards, most recently the Ernst-Meister-Award for Poetry (2005), the Wilhelm-Lehmann-Award (2009), the Kranichsteiner Award for Literature (2011) and the Friedrich-Hölderlin-Award of the city of Tübingen (2011).