Guy Helminger was born in 1963 in Esch / Alzette (Luxemburg) and studied German Literature and Philosophie in Luxemburg, Heidelberg and Cologne.
Since 1985 he has been living in Cologne und 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 lecturship 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.
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Read more about the new Residency exchange programme for writers from Germany and South Africa, started by Sylt Foundation and stimmen Afrikas at Allerweltshaus Cologne in 2015.