Hannah K Bründl, born 1996, is an author at the intersection of poetry, drama, and experimental forms. Her works often engage with themes such as the body, male violence, mental health, and how spaces are influenced by historically permeated experiences and how those are narrated.

She studied Comparative Literature, German Studies, and Art in Vienna. During this time, she was co-editor of the literary magazine Jenny and co-curator of the reading series SEHR ERNSTE. Her texts have been published in literary journals (including kolik, BELLA triste, Transistor, manuskripte) and anthologies (such as the Yearbook of Poetry 2022). She has been invited to the Open Mike literary prize at the Haus für Poesie Berlin and the price of the Literary March Darmstadt.

In 2020, the collectively written and self-produced radio play es gibt diese namen/es gibt diese wut about misogynistic structures in the literary field was nominated for the ARD Pinball and broadcasted on SRF2 and Deutschlandfunk Kultur.

In 2021, Hannah was nominated for the Munich Advancement Award of the Munich Kammerspiele with her play DRAINED, supported by the Austrian Playwrights’ Scholarship, as well as for the Hans Gratzer Scholarship at the Schauspielhaus Vienna with THE SPACE.

In 2022, her play VÂLANDINNEN about the characters of the legendary Kriemhild and about Marianne Bachmeier received the literary scholarship of the State of Upper Austria. It was invited to the Retzhofer Drama Prize in 2023.

In collaboration with director Anne Mulleners, she creates hybrid forms of theater and poetry for the stage.

Hannah’s debut collection of poetry Mother_s was published by roughbooks in 2023.

Hannah K Bründl is participating in the Drama Lab 2024 within the programme of Fabulamundi. Playwriting Europe. New Voices.


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