Hugo Dittberner

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Birthday
16, 1944
Birthplace
Germany
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
16, 1944 (age 73)
Birthplace
Germany

About

Affiliated with the "Generation of '68" and the "New Subjectivity" literary movements of the late twentieth century, this German novelist and poet was the 1984 recipient of the Lower Saxony State Writers Prize, as well as the 1994 winner of the Berlin Literature Prize.

Before Fame

After earning a degree from Gottingen University and before beginning his literary career, he accepted a teaching position at Karlsruhe University.

Trivia

His most well known literary works include the novels Kurzurlaub (1976) and Jacobs Sieg (1979); the poetry collections Ruhe Hinter Gardinen (1980) and Der Tisch unter den Wolken (1986); and the essay collection Atem Holen (2006). He became a member of such prominent literary organizations as PEN International-Germany and the German Writers' Union.

Family Life

The child of an accountant, he spent his early days in Gieboldehausen, Germany, and went on to attend boarding school in Schaumburg, Lower Saxony.

Associated With

He and fellow German writer Christa Wolf both rose to prominence during the twentieth century.