She is Germany’s most famous poetry slammer, six-time SPIEGEL bestselling author and the voice of her generation. She has already captivated well over 170,000 visitors with her “Engelmannian” word magic. In 2022, the 29-year-old full-time poet will be coming on a major live tour through Germany with new poetry and music under the title “Glücksverkatert”.
Born in Elmshorn, the word acrobat is an absolute multi-talent. She is a poet, musician and actress. She describes her poem “One day, baby” as the “big bang” of her career – at the beginning of 2014, the video of her performance at the “Bielefeld Hörsaal Slam” with her poem was clicked around 5 million times on YouTube within 2 weeks – over 13 million times to date.
In 2012, she began studying psychology, which she “successfully dropped out of” after a few semesters in order to devote herself fully to writing. She wrote several bestselling poetry books, all of which landed on the Spiegel bestseller list. She illustrates her books herself and all her audio books have also been personally recorded by her.
In 2015, she began touring the German-speaking world – with a self-made stage set, a guitar and her parents. 2017 saw the release of her first music album, “Poesiealbum”, which went straight to #9 in the German album charts and earned her an Echo nomination. From then on, Julia was on the road with band, played at various festivals, several sold-out tours – to date, over 170,000 people were at her live concerts.
In the fall of 2021, Julia published her seventh book, “Lass mal an uns selber glauben” (“Let’s believe in ourselves”), with Goldmann-Verlag.