Manja Präkels

Manja Präkels, born in 1974 in Zehdenick/Mark, is a singer in the highly acclaimed band “Die singende Tresen” (“The Singing Counter”) and author. Among others, she published the volume of poems “Tresenlieder” (“Counter Songs”) and is Coeditor of the narrative anthology “Kaltland – Eine Sammlung” (“Cold Country – A Collection”), a classic of post-reunification literature. Manja Präkels was awarded the 2018 Kranichstein Youth Literature Stipend and the 2018 German Youth Literature Prize for her debut novel “Als ich mit Hitler Schnapskirschen aß.” She was also awarded the 2018 Anna Seghers Prize for this novel.