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Tamara von Werthern is a writer, producer and translator.

She is represented by the multi-lingual agent Sissi Liechtenstein from International Performing Rights at

As a playwright, her work includes The White Bike (directed by Lily McLeish, The Space, London, 2017, published by Nick Hern Books). Her work has been shown at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, the Arcola Theatre, the Southwark Playhouse, London, the Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh, Summerhall, Edinburgh and La Escalera de Jacob, Madrid, Spain, and more. She is currently developing three new plays with directors Anna Girvan, Anna Marsland and Gemma Kerr.

With her co-writer Jack Hughes she has written Jackpot (Hackney Attic, 2018), Monster Munch (The White Bear Theatre, 2019), Like A Bullet (Summerhall, Edinburgh, 2019) and Balls (The Space, 2020), 


Her writing has been long-listed for the Papatango Prize and BBC Writersroom Comedy Room.

As a translator, her work includes Hex (National Theatre) book by Tanya Ronder, lyrics by Rufus Norris and music by Jim Fortune, for the German-Language world premiere directed by Katharina Birch for Schauspiel Hannover.

For screen, her film I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire (directed by Marcus Liversedge) won the Best Screenplay Lift-Off Season Award 2019, a Lift-Off London Special Mention Award, Best Original Story (Honorary Mention) at LA Independent Film Awards and Best Short Film (Comedy) at Kosice Film Festival. It was screened in Cannes, London and Berlin.

As a dramaturge, her work includes Theatre:Re's latest show Birth (currently on tour).

Her poetry is published in various magazines and she is currently poet in resident at the Hackney Citizen, who are publishing a series of poems in response to the pandemic.

Fiction: She has published a series of humorous German-language crime novels, including Ich Glaub Es Hackt!, Ach Du Liebe Zeit! and Adel auf dem Radel set in her hometown, Hofheim am Taunus. Her second novel was included in Hessen's Literaturland Festival (HR2), which she attended with a reading at the Stadtbuecherei Hofheim in 2019. The first novel in the series has been published in English as Only the Lonely, in her own translation, edited by Robin Booth.

She is a contributor to Letters To The Earth edited by Emma Thompson and 100 Voices, edited by Miranda Roszkowski, and writes a regular column for Sardines Magazine.

Education: Tamara holds a BA in English & Drama from Queen Mary University of London and an MA in Advanced Theatre Practice from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She trained at the Royal Court Young Writers' Programme, with the Almeida Theatre and took Stephen Jeffrey's Masterclass.

She has been a member of the team at independent theatre publisher Nick Hern Books since 2003.



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