Mehdi Moradpour studied physics and industrial engineering in Nur and Quazvin (Iran), then Hispanic, American and Arabic studies in Leipzig and Havana. He lives in Berlin as a freelance author, translator and interpreter for Farsi and Spanish. In 2013, he was nominated for the Munich Prize for German-language drama with “reines land”. In 2014, he was accepted onto the FORUM TEXT programme at the University of Graz. In 2015, he was awarded the jury prize of the 3rd St. Gallen and Constance Theatre Authors’ Competition for “mumien, ein heimspiel”. His music theatre piece “chemo brother” had its world premiere at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in spring 2016 (composition: Eleftherios Veniadis/Arne Nitzsche, director: Mariella Sterra, revival June 2017).

2016 he won the exile-drama Award with his play “türme des schweigens” and was also nominated as our author of the month in November 2016.
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