Marie Hesse | Marie J Hesse | German writer and literary journalist
Freelance writer who published two short stories and regularly writes a column under the title “Baby, ich erklär´ dir die Welt” in the German online magazine ZEITjUNG.
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Biography and Contact

Marie J Hesse is a German writer and literary journalist. She uses literary techniques to create factually accurate and unique narratives. Her essays have been published in “Im Gegenteil”, “ZEITjUNG” and others. After receiving her diploma in Berlin, she moved to Vienna, Austria. Marie graduated from the University of Vienna with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Cultural and Social Anthropology. With a sense of curiosity and determined to further develop her writing, Marie moved to Edinburgh for one year. Today, she is a freelance writer in Vienna, published three short stories and regularly writes a column in the German online magazine ZEITjUNG.


4th September 1989 in Berlin


Creative Writing, Journalism, and Digital Publishing


University of Vienna, Austria

University of Edinburgh, UK

University of Stirling, UK

Awards and Accolades

Quintessenz – Manufaktur für Chroniken

Winner of writing contest “A letter to my younger self”. Print publication in March 2017.

The Litopian

Winner of short story contest. Print anthology will be published in Winter 2017.


Second place awarded by the Association of German-speaking authors. Award ceremony in November 2017.

Akademie für berufliche Bildung e.V.

2016 Scholarship award for excellence

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Marie J. Hesse
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Westbahnstraße 32, 1070 Vienna, Austria
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