Kübra Gümüsay is an award-winning writer from Germany currently living in Cambridge. In her bestselling book ‘Speaking and Being’ (‘Sprache und Sein’) she examines how language dictates politics and shapes the way we think. In Germany the book sold over 120.000 copies and spent 13 consecutive weeks on Der Spiegel bestselling top10 and was shortlisted for the WBG non-fiction book award. The English translation will be published by Profile Books in May 2022. Gümüşay was selected by Forbes Magazine as one of “30 under 30” in Europe in 2018 and also co-translated Amanda Gorman’s poetry collection ‘The Hill we Climb’ into German.
Gümüsay is the founder of several award winning campaigns and associations. In 2021 she was recipient of the Tarabya Artist in Residency Fellowship of the German Kulturakademie. In 2022, as Senior Mercator Fellow, Gümüsay is a fellow at the Center for Research in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CRASSH) and Leverhulme Center for the Future of Intelligence at Cambridge University. Gümüsay was born in Hamburg in 1988, studied political science in Hamburg and London.