Susanne Stephan

Susanne Stephan (b. 1963) is a German author, who will spend four weeks in August and September in Helsinki as Writer-in-Residence invited by Goethe-Institut Finnland. She writes poetry, essays and short prose. Her recent book Der Held und seine Heizung (Matthes & Seitz Berlin, 2023) is an essayistic exploration of the motif of fossil fuels in world literature.

Stephan was born in Aachen and has studied German, history and Romance philology in Tübingen and Paris.