On the Death of Siegfried Lenz ? ?You have to justify your life?

Siegfried Lenz, one of the great writers of German post-war literature is dead. He died on 7 October 2014, surrounded by his family. He was 88 years old.... more more

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Thursday 13 July, 2006

With this story, journalist Kathrin Passig won one of the most prestigious literary awards in German letters, the Ingeborg Bachman Prize. (Photo © Johannes Jander)
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"I need the Klagenfurt money"

Monday 26 June, 2006

The Ingeborg Bachmann Competition has just ended in Klagenfurt. One of the participants was writer Clemens Meyer, whose debut novel "Als wir träumten" was highly acclaimed at the Leipzig Book Fair in March. He spoke with Gerrit Bartels just before the competition about Klagenfurt, his writing and tattoos.
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Ingeborg Bachmann Prize

Friday 24 June, 2005

The reading race is on to see who will take home this year's Ingeborg Bachmann Prize. Awarded as part of the German Literature Days in Klagenfurt, this is Austria's most prestigious literary award, which lauches careers and lines the winner's pocket with a substantial 22,500 euros. We provide some background on the prize and a host of useful links.
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