Mitja Vachedin was born in 1982 in what was then Leningrad. After training as a beer brewer, he migrated to Germany, where he studied political science, Slavic studies and screenwriting. Mitja Vachedin works as an editor at Deutsche Welle in Bonn and writes prose, poems and screenplays in Russian and German. In 2007, he was awarded the Russian Literature Prize Debut and in 2012, the Russian Prize, the Russian Federation’s most important literature prize for authors writing in Russian abroad. His first novel written in German, “Engel sprechen Russisch”, was published in 2017.
Engel Sprechen Russisch. DVA, Munich 2017.