Anja Kampmann is German poet and author of fiction. She was awarded the MDR-Literaturpreis as well as the Wolfgang-Weyrauch-Förderpreis. For her first novel ”High As The Waters Rise” (2018) she was awarded the Mara-Cassens Prize for the best debut, as well as the Lessing-Förderpreis. ”High As The Waters Rise” is highly poetical exploration of grief in the globalized world of oil rig workers and was also nominated for the German Book Prize. She also received the Stadtschreiber of Bergen-Enkheim Prize for both books, with the jury stating that “High as the waters rise” is not only a novel but can be read as a long poem. Her work has appeared in “Akzente”, modern poetry in translation (mpT), Poesia, words without borders, et al. Her first collection of poetry was published by Carl Hanser Verlag, 2016. Her new works include a performance together with a double bass player. She lives in Leipzig.