Guy Helminger

Guy Helminger was born in 1963 in Esch / Alzette (Luxemburg) and studied German Literature and Philosophy in Luxemburg, Heidelberg ,Cologne. Since 1985 he has been living in Cologne and working as a writer.

From June to July 2006 he was writer-in-residence in Hyderabad (India), February-March 2007 he spent in Teheran (Iran) for the project “westöstlicherdiwan” and from December 2008 to the end of January 2009 he was author-in-residence in Saana (Yemen).

2012 poetics lectureship at the University of Duisburg-Essen.

Together with his colleague Navid Kermani Guy Helminger presents since 8 years the “Literary Salon International” in Cologne. From 2010-2012 he presented a cultural show on Luxemburg TV and for the moment a show called DNA.

His radio play “5 Sekunden Leben,” was awarded play of the month in March 2001. 2002 he received the Förderpreis für Jugend-Theater des Landes Baden-Württemberg, the same year the Prix Servais for his book “Rost” and in 2004 the 3sat-Preis. His hometown honored him in 2006 with the Prix du mérite culturel de la ville d’Esch.