Necati Öziri, born in one of the many grey corners of the Ruhr area, studied Philosophy, German Studies ,and New German Literature in Bochum, Istanbul, and Berlin. In Berlin, he lives his third life, writes, does theatre, and poses for an intellectual, for which his 16-year-old self probably would smack his face. As a playwright he writes for the Maxim Gorki Theater, the Nationaltheater Mannheim, and Schauspielhaus Zürich. At the 45thFestival of German-Language Literature he won the Kelag Prize and the Audience Award. As curator he directed the Studio Я of the Maxim Gorki Theater and the International Forum of the Theatertreffen of the Berliner Festspiele. Everything in his texts is of course always true. His novel Vatermal was recently published (2023). 

As of December 2023