[1] She studied philosophy, psychology and English literature in Munich, and now lives in Berlin. This weekend, the Neue Festival Literatur is offering a crash course in the best of contemporary German literature, with panels and readings from some of the most notable writers currently working in German.

Read on and find out all about their life stories, timelines and also some interesting facts & trivia related to their lives. That makes her very young by my reckoning so it qualifies to go on this list:O)) reply | flag * message 5: by Hayes (new) Apr 03, 2011 11:30AM. Jurek Becker (1937-1997) Jacob der Lügner (1996) This year’s festival theme is “Seriously Funny.” From Vea Kaiser’s Oompah Pop, translated by Edna McCown. Young / Contemporary German Literature ... Germany) is the nom de plume of a German crime writer. Please pay attention to the language (German or English) and the Amazon country you are ordering from (Germany or the USA). We bring to you a collection of biographies of some of the most popular German writers. From Xaver Bayer’s Meal, translated by Daniel Bowles. The fall of communism, the forging of the new Berlin Republic and increasing ethnic diversity have coincided with growing international acclaim for writers of German (such as Nobel Laureates Günter Grass, Elfriede Jelinek and Herta Müller) and renewed interest in German cinema (such as award-winning film Das Leben der Anderen / The Lives of Others). Some of the titles in German are also available from Amazon.com in the US. Below you will find brief bios of several contemporary German writers, plus links to their books. Germany, most known for its lyrical poetry, didactic poetry, epopees, use of irony and drama, modern German literature has also given us the likes of Bertolt Brecht, Thomas Mann and Franz Kafka.