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Literary Scholar and Writer, Washington, DC

Berlin Prize Fellow - Class of Fall 2001

Aris Fioretos is the author of several works of fiction and scholarship, including English are Word Traces: Readings of Paul Celan (1994), The Solid Letter: Readings of Friedrich Hölderlin (1999), as well as the literary essay The Gray Book (Stanford, 1999). In 2000, DuMont Verlag published Die Seelensucherin, the German translation of his novel Stockholm Noir, and Suhrkamp published Der kritische Moment: Hölderlin, Benjamin, Celan (Suhrkamp).


Fioretos’s fiction has appeared in numerous journals and periodicals on both sides of the Atlantic, and he is the recipient of several awards, including the Karl Ragnar Gierow Prize of the Swedish Academy and fellowships from the Whiting and Mellon Foundations, the Getty Center, and the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung. Fioretos holds advanced degrees from Yale University and the University of Stockholm. In 1997, he was a guest of the Berliner Künstlerprogramm of the DAAD.

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